Drones have been deployed as efforts to hint a lacking north-east man have been stepped up.
Ruairidh Sandison disappeared after an evening out in Peterhead on Saturday.
The 24-year-old was final seen within the city’s Gadle Braes space at round 4.20am and was noticed on CCTV shortly after 5am.
Diver and marine law enforcement officials have already been finishing up searches alongside the shoreline.
Now specialist drones have been introduced in to assist with search efforts and it is without doubt one of the first instances the know-how has been used within the area.
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Inspector Gareth Hannan stated officers have been participating in “intensive” searches with a helicopter additionally concerned.
He stated: “Intensive searches have been ongoing since Ruairidh was reported lacking to police and these searches proceed immediately, led by the Peterhead group policing staff with the help of specialist sources together with search advisers (PolSA) and the dive and marine unit.
“We even have precious help from the specialist staff which is educated in utilizing Police Scotland’s remotely piloted plane methods, which can improve our search capabilities over the more difficult and tough terrain we’re coping with.
“That is along with the air help that has already been offered by Police Scotland’s helicopter, offering the search staff with enhanced aerial views. Shoreline and water searches additionally proceed and I want to thank our companions for his or her assist.”
Inspector Hannan additionally thanked folks for responding to their attraction for details about Mr Sandison and urged locals to proceed to return ahead with any data they could have.
He stated: “I’d additionally wish to take this chance to thank all those that are serving to with our inquiries – it’s evident that Ruairidh is a very talked-about younger man and that many individuals care about him.
“Please proceed to share our appeals and I proceed to encourage anybody with data to return ahead.”
Mr Sandison is described as being round 6ft, of slim construct with ginger hair.