BREAKING NEWS: Body found below cliffs near Filey

THE BODY of a man in his early 20s has been found below cliffs near the Blue Dolphin holiday park at Gristhorpe near Filey.

Police are carrying out an investigation to establish how he came to be at the foot of the cliffs.

Emergency services were already searching the holiday camp in an attempt to find a missing 20-year-old man from West Yorkshire, who vanished at around 9pm on Friday.

It is not known at this stage if the body - discovered shortly before 11am on Saturday - is that of the man who went missing.

The cliffs around the camp were searched using an RAF helicopter and a door-to-door search of the camp itself was mounted by police community support officers and coastguards.

More than 20 members from the emergency services - around 12 police staff, 10 coastguards and members of the holiday park's own security - took part in the search. Helicopters and police sniffer dogs also assisted.

The missing man was believed to have been drinking and had been refused entry to one of the bars on the camp by security staff - then made his way on his own.

He is a thought to be a mechanic and his party were due to leave the camp at noon on Saturday. They had no comment when approached by the Evening News.

Barrie Steel, from Warrington, who was holidaying in next door caravan, said: "I heard the helicopter this morning, it was in the area for a good half an hour at least. Other than that I really don't know what's going on."