Aberdeen Coastguard co-ordinate search for missing Brechin sea-angler Published: 20 February, 2006
ABERDEEN Coastguard are currently co-ordinating the search for a missing 40 year-old Brechin sea angler in the Nigg Bay area.
A call was received late this morning reporting that a man was still missing after entering a sea angling competition at Portlethen yesterday.
The man was last seen at the registration point for the competition at 8am yesterday, after which he went to an unknown location along the coast. He was due to return at 3.30 yesterday afternoon. The 5 ft 7″ missing man was wearing a green thermal suit and had entered such competitions before.
The man’s car has been located at the Findon Quarry car park and the Police are conducting their own enquiries locally.
Portlethen and Aberdeen Coastguard Rescue Teams have been sent to the area to begin searching the shoreline while a rescue helicopter has been scrambled. Two lifeboats are now combing the sea area as there is no indication of the location from where the missing man began to cast his lines.
This incident follows a similar event in the early hours of yesterday
morning when a man was recovered from the water, also at Portlethen, after he had fallen in whilst sea angling.