UPDATE: Search grows for missing angler

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A massive land and sea search is being carried out for a missing angler.

The man had been angling at Hundale Point, near Scarborough, but failed to return home at 9:30pm on Thursday when planned.

Humber Coastguard is currently coordinating a search and rescue operation after the man’s concerned wife informed police.

A search and rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer, RNLI inshore and offshore lifeboats from Scarborough, along with Coastguard rescue teams from Scarborough, Burniston and Ravenscar are currently on scene.

Mike Green, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard, said: “The search has been taking place since 4am and we are focusing on searching an area of coastline two miles either side of Hundale Point and two miles out to sea.

“It is quite a complex operation, as the local coastline has very steep, craggy cliffs.”

The missing man’s two dogs are alive at the scene and are being recovered by coastguard rescue teams.