Thursday, March 21, 2019
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The search continues for a missing fisherman.

Alasdair Macleod, 57, from the Applecross area was reported missing on the afternoon of Monday, November 20 after his boat "Varuna" was seen on rocks north of Applecross Bay.

The boat was found to be empty and a search was launched in the area.

Search activity has continued today with Police Scotland working with the RNLI, volunteer vessels, Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter and a large-scale ground search involving coastguard and police search teams, including the dog unit.

Sergeant Bruce Crawford said: "Sadly our activity has not located Mr Macleod and the search will resume in the morning.

"I'm grateful for the support of the different agencies and volunteers who have come together in an effort to trace Mr Macleod."

Mr Macleod is believed to have been wearing orange oilskins and yellow wellington boots when he set off to go fishing.

The "Varuna" is a 7m creel boat with a green hull and yellow roof.

Anyone with information relating to Mr Macleod's whereabouts or who saw the "Varuna" prior its discovery yesterday afternoon is asked to contact police on 101, reference NP10617/17. 

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