UPDATE: Wind surfer found on Middleton Sands named

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A missing windsurfer whose body was found on Middleton Sands has been named as Giles Stothert.

The 61-year-old from Saltcote, Glasson Dock, was recovered by officers on Monday.

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A spokesman said: “Police were called at around 4.45pm on Sunday January 25 to Glasson Dock, Lancaster, following reports of concern for the safety of a windsurfer.

“The local man, aged in his sixties, was last seen by friends in the sea at around 4.20pm but failed to come out of the water.

“A joint search operation was launched with the Coastguard, RNLI, Mountain Rescue Team and Police air support to search for the missing man.”

Video courtesy of Blackpool RNLI