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VIDEO: Angler Swept Off Rocks At Polzeath

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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

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