The coastguard has called off the search for a man who is missing at sea after he was caught by a large wave as he reportedly spread his sister's ashes.
The 51-year-old, who the BBC named as Shane Galliers, was last seen at Port William , near Tintagel on the north Cornwall coast , yesterday afternoon.
Two other members of the group he was with went into the sea in an attempt to rescue him but were unsuccessful.
Members of his family told BBC News he was scattering his sister's ashes when he slipped into the water.
Jasmine Bird, whose mother's ashes Mr Galliers was scattering, said: "This is a very personal spot for the family.
"Most members of the family that have passed away are brought here to be scattered.
"My mum and him were incredibly close. They kept each other sane throughout the entirety of their lives."
A Maritime & Coastguard Agency spokesman said: " The search, coordinated by Falmouth Coastguard, for the man who was washed into the sea from the north Cornwall coast has now finished, although sadly no sign has been found of him.
"Coastguard teams from Port Isaac and Boscastle have been carrying out a shoreline search this morning."
Falmouth Coastguard yesterday scrambled a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor.
The coastguard rescue teams from Boscastle and Port Isaac carried out a search and a request was made for the Padstow RNLI Lifeboat to launch .
Neil Oliver, Falmouth Coastguard watch manager, last night said that conditions had been unfavourable due to gale force winds and rough seas.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said that officers were called at about 5pm yesterday to reports that a male had fallen into the sea at Tintagel, North Cornwall.
The spokesman said: "At the time he was spreading ashes when a large wave washed him into the sea.
"Despite treacherous conditions with gale force winds and heavy seas, two other members of the group that he was with went into the sea in an attempt to rescue him but were unsuccessful.
"The two members of the group who attempted the rescue managed to get ashore safely. The male who was swept into the sea remains missing."