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Specialist searches carried out as police ramp up effort to find missing Peterhead man

Monday August 12th 2019 at 12:38 PM


Police are carrying out specialist searches today in an attempt to find a missing Aberdeenshire man who hasn’t been seen for three days.

Ruairidh Sandison, 24, went missing after a night out in Peterhead.

Ruairidh Sandison was last seen at 4.20am on Saturday at his home in Gadle Braes after a night out in Peterhead and CCTV footage shows him in the area around an hour later.

Search advisers, dive units, Police Scotland’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, which allows officers to scour difficult terrain, and the police helicopter have now all been drafted in in an attempt to find the 24-year-old.

Ruairidh is described as being around 6′ tall, of a slim build, with ginger hair and when he was last seen he was wearing a white jumper, black jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting ref. no. 2611 of August 10.

Inspector Gareth Hannan said: “Extensive searches have been ongoing since Ruairidh was reported missing to Police and these searches continue today led by the Peterhead Community Policing Team with the assistance of specialist resources including search advisers (PolSA) and the dive & marine unit.

“We will also have valuable support from the specialist team which is trained in using Police Scotland’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems which will enhance our search capabilities over the more challenging and difficult terrain we are dealing with.

“This is in addition to the air support that has already been provided by Police Scotland’s helicopter, providing the search team with enhanced aerial views.

“Coastline and water searches also continue and I would like to thank our partners for their help.”

Inspector Hannan added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who are helping with our enquiries – it is evident that Ruairidh is a very popular young man and that many people care about him.

“Please continue to share our appeals and I continue to encourage anyone with information to come forward.”

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