Major Search For Missing Fisherman – Isle Of Whithorn

An extensive search is being carried out off the coast in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland following the discovery of a fishing boat with no-one on board.
The search began last night (12th) after a report of a boat close to a reef was received around 11.15  at the Isle of Whithorn.
HM Coastguard search and  rescue helicopter from Prestwick, along with HM Coastguard Rescue Team and a lifeboat from Kirkcudbright and also one from Port William are all currently involved in the overnight search.
A yacht reported seeing a boat matching the description and with one man on board, earlier in the evening around 7.30pm.
Ian Guy, duty controller for the UK Coastguard said: ‘We believe the man came up from Lancashire and we know he launched his boat from a Landrover from the harbour nearby.
‘There are obviously serious concerns about this fisherman – there are things on board the boat belonging to the man but no sign of him.
‘If anyone has any information about this man or if it’s you and you are safe, please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’
The search is currently ongoing.

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