THE FAMILY of a Goodwick man, who went missing last Thursday, have thanked all those involved in the search effort over the weekend.

Rory Stonhold, 29, from Goodwick, went missing on Thursday, October 4.

Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed early on Sunday morning that he had been found safe and well .

Over the weekend there was a massive emergency services and volunteer search for Rory.

Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched on Saturday, October 6, to conduct a coastline search between Strumble Head and Dinas Head.

"The lifeboat with a full volunteer crew launched shortly after 2pm into very rough seas and a strong north east wind and headed for Strumble Head," said an RNLI spokesman.

The lifeboat was later joined by a UK Search and Rescue helicopter from St Athan. Both lifeboat and helicopter were stood down at 4.30pm after they had thoroughly checked the coastline and found nothing.

Fishguard, St Davids and Moylegrove coastguards searched outbuildings, farms, paths and dense undergrowth between Strumble Head and Llanwnda. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue used its drone in the search while police search dogs searched paths and tracks. Teams were stood down at 10pm.

Also on Saturday Rory's friends and family searched the coastline around Llanwnda and distributed posters to walkers, nearby properties and around Fishguard.

Fishguard's inshore lifeboat also launched on Sunday to recover clothing found near Pen Anglas. They searched the area again in calmer conditions, again nothing was found.

Rory's two brothers Barry and Gareth thanked all those involved in the search.

"I wish to extend to you the kindest possible thanks and love from my family and I for the overwhelming support and positive energy you all have given us over the past few days," said Barry.

"Needless to say we were faced with a crisis of the most grave concern and, as a community, we are so indebted to your efforts and love.

"We cannot thank you enough, especially the coastguards whose Trojan efforts have inspired me to apply to join. My heart soars thinking of the effort made as a community. Thank you.

Gareth added:

"Thanks so much to everybody that shared posts and helped look for him; Dan Lawrence and the coastguard team and the police and services. Thanks so much."