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Searches ongoing for Owain Bristow in Aberdeenshire

Searches are ongoing in Aberdeenshire for Owain Bristow who remains missing after falling into the sea near Peterhead.

The 34-year-old was rock climbing in the Bullars of Buchan area at the time of the incident which happened around 7.35pm on Friday, 21 August.

An extensive search of the area has been ongoing since with the support of HM Coastguard.

This has involved specialist officers from the Police Scotland Dive and Marine Unit.

Officers have also deployed remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to provide an aerial search of the area.

Inspector Andy Scott of Ellon Police Station said: "We have been carrying out extensive searches of the area, sadly so far without success.

"We have been keeping Owain's family informed throughout this activity.

"I would take the opportunity to thank our partner agencies for their support of search activity.

"Anyone who believes they may be able to help our search is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3552 of 21 August."



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