Search for missing man centred on Ballintoy harbour

Ballintoy Harbour
Ballintoy Harbour

A major police and coastguard search for a man last seen in the Ballycastle area of Co Antrim will resume at Ballintoy harbour on Thursday morning.

The PSNI have appealed for help in tracing 61-year-old George Jamison who had been staying in the Ballintoy area but has not been in contact with friends or family since Saturday.

His disappearance was not reported to police until Wednesday.

Police officers cordoned off Ballintoy harbour from early on Wednesday morning and a spokeswoman for the Northern Ireland Coastguard told the News Letter that the search had to be called off around 4pm due to fading light.

She said the coastguard would again be supporting the PSNI-led operation on Thursday morning.

“We were called in by the police to help search for a missing person at 11.45am this morning (Wednesday) and we sent two Coastguard rescue teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine,” she said.

“We understand that it is going to be resumed and we are going out at first light tomorrow (Thursday),” the spokeswoman added.

Police have said they are concerned for Mr Jamison’s wellbeing as his disappearance is out of character.

He is described as being 6ft tall, of heavy build with fair hair and a goatee beard, and was last seen driving a silver Mercedes SLK convertible sports car.

Anyone who is aware of Mr Jamison’s whereabouts is asked to contact police in Coleraine on 101.