Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

VIDEO: Angler Swept Off Rocks At Polzeath

Padstow Lifeboat
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

5:48am 24th January 2014
(Updated 5:48am 24th January 2014)

A massive search for an angler swept off rocks near Polzeath has been stood down.

Mike Bindon from Plymouth is missing, feared drowned.

The twenty-three year old's friend rang 999 after it happened while they were fishing on the Rumps.

A helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, the Padstow, Port Isaac and Rock lifeboats and a coastguard rescue team were scrambled on Wednesday morning.

The RNLI says its crews battled fifteen foot swell, and a strong north westerly force 4 to 5 wind.

Ian Guy from Falmouth Coastguard said conditions were tricky: "The search was a very intensive search with all those units concentrating on the area between that point and to the west of the area where the tidal drift was taking that person; unfortunately he has not been located.

"At the time when it started it was a heavy swell, perhaps two to three metres of swell with breaking waves on the rocks and quite a strong westerly wind at force six on the Beaufort Scale so conditions were quite choppy."

A search resumed at low tide on Thursday, but teams scouring the coastline could find no sign.

They say it is unlikely someone could survive in the sea alive for so long.

5:48am 24th January 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
stephen mellor funeral 2

VIDEO: Inquests Held After Tunisia Terror Attack

Bodmin engineer Stephen Mellor was among the tourists killed

carbon monoxide

VIDEO: Child In Hospital After 'Toxic Gas' Scare

Luckily an alarm went off in Nanpean...

Most read
pendeen crash boscaswell terrace

Pensioner Dies After Crash With Parked Car

He was taken to hospital after it happened in Pendeen

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

UPDATE: Search For Missing Swimmer In Newquay

Cornwall News: The lifeboat crew says it was a false alarm - and has been stood down

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

People's Choice Awards: Depp 'deeply affected by kindness'

Showbiz News: Johnny Depp has thanked his fans for supporting him "through good times or bad", just a few days after finalising his divorce.

Mexico extradites drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to US

World News: Mexico's government has extradited drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to the US, where is wanted on drug trafficking charges.

Defending champion stunned by wild card at Australian Open

Sports News: Novak Djokovic's hopes of a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title were shattered by an inspired Denis Istomin in a five-set thriller on Thursday.

A moo-ving story: Cow rescued from swimming pool in Oklahoma

Strange News: A bovine visitor took a fancy to a neighbourhood swimming pool and couldn't resist an early morning dip.

Newer article

Sex Attacks and Violence Rise

Cornwall News: But new crime stats for Cornwall and Devon reveal a small drop overall

Older article

Seal Safety Warning

Cornwall News: Concern as the storms wash up piles of plastic on Cornish beaches

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.