North Yorkshire: Major search ends for missing Alan Mclean in Robin Hood’s Bay, Police renew appeal – 040313 1800z

Large-scale search completed for a missingAlan Mclean in Robin Hoods Bay.

(Latest updates at bottom of page)

(Photo: Ceri Oakes)
The 61-year-old was last seen yesterday morning on the beach heading to Ravenscar.
The Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and the Ravenscar Coastguard Rescue Teams are all involved. They started searching just before 1am this morning and continued until 5am, before returning to start searching again at 9am.
North Yorkshire police, the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield along with the Scarborough Mountain Rescue Team are also involved.
Mike Puplett, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard, said:
We are very concerned for this missing gentleman. The search is concentrating on the areas 5 miles either side of Robin Hoods Bay, with close attention being paid to the coastal paths, namely the Cleveland Way, the beach areas and cliffs.

Temperatures fell very low last night, so it is important we locate this gentleman as soon as possible.

Latest: RAF Sea King now deployed to cliff paths above Saltwick Bay, while Humberside Search and Rescue helicopter searching at Ravenscar - Karl Hansell (Whitby Gazette)

News Reports

Search for missing walker

Alan McleanAlan Mclean
Published on Monday 4 March 2013 12:53

SEARCH teams and police are looking for a walker who has not been seen since he left his guest house yesterday morning.

Alan Mclean (61) was staying at Rounton House on Mount Pleasant in Robin Hoods Bay and left the b&b at 11.15am on Sunday to go walking.

It isnt known what direction he was headed but this morning search and rescue helicopters have been sweeping over the coastline while other teams have been scouring the cindertrack on foot.

Police say they are concerned for his welfare because his disappearance is out of character and he is known to have health issues but doesnt have essential medication with him.

He is described as white, 5ft 4in with a slim build and grey hair. When he was last seen he was wearing blue jeans, a blue Berghaus walking jacket and walking boots and was known to visit pubs when he was out and about.

Insp Andy Colbourne, of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: Alan, if you see or hear this appeal I ask you to get in touch with the police as soon as possible so that we can confirm you are safe and well.

If you made a last minute change to your plans and have stayed somewhere else for the night, this is not an issue. We are simply concerned about your welfare. I am asking people in the area to look out for Alan and if they see a man matching his description to contact the police straight away.

Anyone who can help to locate Alan Mclean is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room. Whitby Gazette

Update 04 Mar 2013 1800:

Renewed appeal as police continue search for man missing from Robin Hood’s Bay

Whitby police are renewing their appeal for information to help locate a missing man who was last seen near the town.

Alan Mclean, 61, who is from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, has not been seen since 11.15am on Sunday 3 March 2013, when he left the bed and breakfast hotel where he had been staying in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Police officers supported by the Coastguard, members of the Scarborough and Ryedale and Cleveland Search and Rescue teams and the RNLI inshore lifeboat have carried out a comprehensive search of the local area. Air Support was provided by a helicopter from Humberside police and an RAF Sea King.

The area search has been concluded and the next steps to locate Alan Mclean will be assessed.

Alan is described as white, 5ft 4in with a slim build and grey hair. When he was last seen he was wearing blue jeans, a blue Berghaus walking jacket and walking boots.

Inspector Andy Colbourne, of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have now fully searched the area where we believe Mr McLean may have been.

“I am appealing to everyone who has been in the area since Alan was last seen to come forward and contact the police if they have seen a man matching his description. I am particularly keen to speak with bar staff in local pubs, where he may have called in for refreshments.”

Inspector Colbourne added: “If you have any sheds or outbuildings I ask that you check them in case Alan has taken shelter overnight.”

Anyone who can help to locate Alan McLean is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room.

4.21pm – 4 March 2013

One thought on “North Yorkshire: Major search ends for missing Alan Mclean in Robin Hood’s Bay, Police renew appeal – 040313 1800z

  1. Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team Incident Report

    Incident 20 Robin Hoods Bay (Search)

    At 08:50 on Monday 4th March, Scarborough MR Team rang to ask for our help with a search for a missing male in the Robin Hoods Bay area. There were 8 of us who were able to respond, and spent 6 hours searching with a negative result. An RAF Sea King, Police helicopter, HM Coastguard and The RNLI also formed parts of this major search operation. We were to find out the next day that the missing person had turned up alive outside the area.

    http://www.clevelandmrt.org.uk/callouts.php

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