A MAJOR search is continuing for a diver who has gone missing off the North Yorkshire coast.

The 74-year-old man, from Scarborough, disappeared while diving two miles off the coast of Scarborough.

He was reported missing at 6.55pm on Sunday.

The search has involved lifeboats, the coastguards including their search and rescue helicopter and the police. 

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said: "North Yorkshire Police is assisting in the search for a diver who has failed to surface two miles off the coast of Scarborough.

"Officers are working closely with HM Coastguard and other agencies in the search and keeping the man's family updated."