A SEARCH to find a 90-year-old man who went missing off the Cardigan coast after taking his boat out to sea over the Easter weekend has been scaled down.

Arthur Roy Taylor, commonly known as Archie, was last seen at approximately 9.30am on Saturday, 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 after Mr Taylor failed to return.

His small boat was found in Cardigan without anyone on board. The Coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon, along with Cardigan, Gwbert and Moylegrove Coastguard Rescue Teams were all called out.

Both RNLI lifeboats from Cardigan were involved in the search, along with their Fishguard colleagues and Dyfed Powys Police.

After a thorough search of the area, nothing further was found and the operation was suspended overnight. Milford Haven Coastguard resumed a search operation on Sunday.

Following the Sunday search, a Coastguard statement said: “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, contact Dyfed-Powys 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 on Saturday morning as they may have captured him sailing.