HM Coastguard is searching for two Yorskshire sailors from a grounded yacht
UPDATE: A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Police assisting the Coastguard with a search have located two people safe and well in Scarborough.”
An extensive search on the Yorkshire coast was carried out earlier today after a yacht was spotted aground in the early hours of this morning.
The blue and white yacht – called Don’t Panic – left Scarborough early yesterday evening around 1730 and was seen on CCTV.
This morning at around 0420, a fishing vessel reported to the UK Coastguard Operations Room that they had seen a yacht run aground off West Pier which turned out to be the yacht Don’t Panic.
It’s thought there were two people on board but no-one has been found and attempts to contact Paul Rose who owns the yacht has been unsuccessful. HM Coastguard Rescue Teams from Scarborough and Burniston are conducting a shoreline search while lifeboats from Scarborough and the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Humberside are searching the sea.
Mike Puplett from UK Coastguard said: ‘Our primary concern is obviously to find this crew. If you know where they are or if you are that crew, please let us know. We just need to know that you are safe.’
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Police assisting the Coastguard with a search have located two people safe and well in Scarborough.”