York & North Yorkshire

Beach fisherman found dead on cliffs near Filey

The coast at North Cliff, Filey Image copyright David Smith/Geograph
Image caption Rescue teams from Whitby, Ravenscar, Bridlington, Scarborough and Filey were involved in the search

A fisherman has been found dead on the North Yorkshire coast.

Coastguards received a call at 23:00 GMT on Wednesday from a member of the public saying the man had gone beach fishing and had not returned.

His body was found several hours later on cliffs near Filey after a search by rescue teams and the coastguard helicopter.

Police said inquiries were ongoing to establish his identity and the death was not thought to be suspicious.

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