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
peter

VIDEO: Cornwall Pop Star Dies From Cancer

70s singer Peter Skellern had a brain tumour

newquay bay

PHOTOS: Family Scales Rocks During Storms

You won't believe these photos taken near Newquay

Most read
charlestown

PHOTOS: Is This Cornwall's Mythical Sea Creature?

The giant beast was found on Charlestown beach

fistral beach newquay

WATCH: Cornish Beach Named Second Best In UK

In fact, the Duchy has three in the top 10!

Top articles

BREAKING: 'Suspicious' Death In Padstow

Cornwall News: A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

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.

Taxpayer stake in bailed-out Lloyds cut to less than 4%

National News: Lloyds Banking Group has edged a step closer to full private sector ownership as the Treasury cut its stake in the lender to less than 4%.

VIDEO: Cats Die From 'Anti-Freeze Poisoning'

Cornwall News: Vets warn others are missing in Camborne and Redruth

Brit Awards: Stars pay tribute to George Michael

Showbiz News: Friends and artists paid tribute to the late George Michael at the Brit Awards, honouring the star's "spellbinding" performances.

Winning US Powerball ticket bought in Indiana worth £349m

World News: A lucky gambler in Indiana has been confirmed as one of the biggest winners in US Powerball history.

Non-league Lincoln make FA Cup history

Sports News: Lincoln have become the first non-league team to reach the quarter finals of the FA Cup in more than 100 years.

How you can perfect the 'dabbing' move Tom Watson apparently tried at PMQs

Strange News: The "dab" dance is a phenomenon that has caught on around the world.

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.