A SEARCH following the disappearance of a 90-year-old Cardigan man, who went missing yesterday after taking his boat out to sea, has been postponed until later today, April 16.
Arthur Ray Taylor, commonly known as Archie, went missing after going out on his boat in the Gwbert area and was last seen at approximately 9.30am on Saturday morning, April 15, when he left his accommodation to take his boat out to sea off Gwbert boat club.
Mr Taylor is 5’ 4”, of slim build and has grey hair.
He was wearing a navy jumper and dark grey waterproof jacket.
At 5.15pm on Saturday the Coastguard was contacted about the overdue dinghy sailor, who had not returned after a trip out on the water during the day.
His small boat was found in Cardigan without anyone on board. The Coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon, Cardigan, Gwbert and Moylegrove Coastguard Rescue Teams and RNLI lifeboats from Cardigan and Fisghguard were all involved in the search along with Dyfed Powys Police.
After a thorough search of the area, nothing further was found and the search was suspended overnight. Milford Haven Coastguard resumed a search operation in the area this morning.
Following the Sunday morning search, a Coastguard statement issued read: “The follow-on search this morning at Cardigan for a missing dinghy sailor has now ended with nothing further found. “Coastguard rescue teams only will be making a shoreline search this evening at low water at 6pm.”
If anyone sees Mr Taylor or knows anything of his whereabouts please contact police by calling 101 quoting incident reference 251 and the date April 15.
Police are especially seeking any video or photographs taken by members of the public of the coastal area around the sea off Gwbert yesterday morning as they may have captured him sailing.