THE body of a man has been found after being reported missing last night.

HM Coastguard received a call at around 11pm on Wednesday, January 9 from a member of the public to report an overdue person who had gone beach fishing in the North Yorkshire area.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Whitby, Ravenscar, Bridlington, Scarborough and Filey, along with Whitby RNLI all weather lifeboat, Filey RNLI inshore and all weather lifeboat, HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter based at Humberside and National Police Air Service helicopter all attended to assist with the search, with assistance from North Yorkshire Police.

An extensive search was carried out through the night and the man was found on a cliff top in the Filey area, who was dead on the scene.