UPDATE: RNLI stood down

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Scarborough RNLI’s two lifeboats have been temporarily stood down during the ongoing search for a missing angler off Burniston cliffs.

The all-weather lifeboat launched at 5.44am following a call from the Humber coastguard. The inshore lifeboat was launched at 7.30am.

The search was concentrated on the cliffs, shoreline and sea at Hundale Point and Cloughton Wyke, just north of Scarborough.

The missing man’s two dogs were found on the cliffs and recovered.

Three teams of coastguards, from Burniston, Scarborough and Ravenscar, and a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer were also involved in the search.

Lifeboat operations manager John Senior said: “Both boats have been stood down and prepared for further service.”