Missing angler named by police

AN angler swept out to sea while walking along the Suffolk coast has been named.Martyn Franklin, 41, of Lowestoft, was walking along Kessingland beach, near Lowestoft, with a friend at about 7am on Wednesday morning when he was knocked off his feet by a wave and dragged out to sea.

AN angler swept out to sea while walking along the Suffolk coast has been named.

Martyn Franklin, 41, of Lowestoft, was walking along Kessingland beach, near Lowestoft, with a friend at about 7am on Wednesday morning when he was knocked off his feet by a wave and dragged out to sea.

After a major search mounted by HM Coastguard, the operation was called off after crews failed to find the missing angler.

The incident happened as waves swelled to 15 feet in treacherous conditions brought about by a combination of high tides and high winds.


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l For the full story, and an interview with Mr Franklin's family, read Friday's East Anglian Daily Times.

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