Search scaled down for missing Exmouth fisherman

15:52 12 September 2012

Archant

UPDATE: the search has been scaled down for a missing fisherman from Exmouth who went missing on Tuesday morning when his boat capsized and sank off Berry Head.

The search for a missing Exmouth fisherman has been scaled down, with lifeboats returning to base.

The Maritime Coastguard Agency said the lifeboats searching for a fisherman named locally as Geoff Ingram, were stood down on Wednesday afternoon after searching the waters off Berry Head.

A MCA spokeswoman said Mr Ingram, of Exmouth, had yet to be located.

She said: “An extensive search has been carried out. The Exmouth and Torbay lifeboats have been stood down and returned to base.”

Skipper Mr Ingram was reported missing on Tuesday morning after his 15-foot beam trawler, Sarah Jayne, capsized and sunk while he was still onboard, some two-and-a-half miles off Berry Head.

His two crew members were plucked to safety from the water by a passing fishing trawler, whose crew raised the alarm.

When Mr Ingram was reported missing, a major sea and air rescue was launched.

It was halted when dusk fell on Tuesday but resumed on Wednesday morning with lifeboat crews from Exmouth and Torbay searching the waters where the boat sank.

The Sarah Jayne had been returning to shore with its catch of sprats when it capsized.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30

Marpool Primary School’s ‘exciting’ gymnasts won top awards at the Devon school championships.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Young performers from an Exmouth school have done their bit to brighten up the winter gloom by appearing in a pantomime.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Shoppers in Exmouth were being offered free hugs by two women who wanted to ‘smile and laugh’ with people.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Exmouth has seen a 20 per cent increase in recycling with a new collection scheme.

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon’s favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here...

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Lympstone Primary school children were put through their paces when the Marines barked out their instructions to

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Police have received reports of ‘several’ thefts from vehicles parked in isolated beauty spots and car parks near Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury.

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Lurcher Beau, aged six, has spent the last three years at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe and watched more than 1,000 dogs find their forever home while he has been overlooked. Can you give him the home he deserves?

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Sidmouth protesters among those arguing against ‘draconian’ changes that they say have ‘left retirement plans in tatters’

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Panters, a family-run business which first opened 123 years ago, is set for an emotional farewell as it closes its final store in Exmouth.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications