Cumbria marshland search resumes for missing hunter

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A search has resumed for a man who went missing while out hunting on a marsh in Cumbria.

The 53-year-old had been out shooting wildfowl with his son and another man on Angerton Marsh between Kirby in Furness and Foxfield on Saturday.

A RAF Sea King helicopter had taken part in the search along with teams from the Coastguard.

The hunt was halted at about 2100 GMT on Saturday and re-started at 0700 on Sunday.

The man, who lives in the local area, failed to meet the others in his group at a pre-arranged location. They raised the alarm as the tide began to sweep in and flood the marshes.

A Liverpool Coastguard spokesman said: "Three coastguard units, from Walney, Millom and Whitehaven are doing a first light low water search this morning."

The missing man, described as 5ft 8ins and wearing chest waders and a camouflage top with a snood, was last heard firing his gun at 0900 GMT on Saturday.

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