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Lifeboat in search for missing angler

Fraser Carrington, aged 32 and from the Fife area, was last seen in the seafront area of St Cyrus during the evening of Saturday 1 February.

Fraser Carrington, aged 32 and from the Fife area, was last seen in the seafront area of St Cyrus during the evening of Saturday 1 February.

A search is ongoing to locate a sea angler believed to have been swept into the North Sea off the coast of St Cyrus at the weekend .

Fraser Carrington (32), from the Fife area, had been fishing on the rocks at Tangle-Ha, north of the village when he disappeared.

It is understood that Mr Carrington was out with another angler, who reported his companion missing at around 3 am on Sunday (February 2).

Four coastguard rescue teams from Montrose, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Aberdeen were involved in a search on Sunday, along with the Montrose RNLI all-weather lifeboat Moonbeam, which was launched on at 3.30 a.m., and the rescue helicopter BP Rescue Bond 1.

Kevin Brown, watch manager at Aberdeen Coastguard, said the wind in the early hours of Sunday morning was gusting force four, 13 to 17 mph, and there was a large sea swell of two to three metres.

Moonbeam and its volunteer crew returned to the station at 7.30 am, and set off again shortly after to continue searching the coastline from Milton Ness to Johnshaven, returning to the station at 12.40 am.

Between 9 am and 1 pm on Monday, Montrose Coastguard Rescue Team and the senior manager conducted another shore search, but there was no sign of Mr Carrington.

Police Scotland are urging members of the public in the St Cyrus area to be aware of Mr Carrington’s disappearance.

 

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