Divers brought in to search for missing Orkney angler

Police divers brought in to search for missing fisherman. Picture: Donald Macleod/TSPL

Police divers brought in to search for missing fisherman. Picture: Donald Macleod/TSPL

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DIVERS have been called in to help in the search for a missing fisherman at a loch on Orkney.

Police are continuing the search for Stanley (Boyd) Livingstone, 68, from Dounby, who is missing in the Loch of Boardhouse area, near Birsay.

The Police Scotland Dive Team is now attending to conduct a full search of the loch area this week.

Searches of the loch and surrounding areas have been carried out to date by police officers, Coastguard personnel and helicopter but unfortunately Boyd remains missing.

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Boyd was last seen embarking on a fishing trip with his brother Andrew, 71, and also from Dounby.

Concern was raised when they did not return and a search was launched on last Wednesday. Andrew’s body was located later that afternoon in the loch.

Area Inspector Alicen Winston said: “We would once again like to extend our appreciation to the Coastguard personnel and members of the local community for their assistance throughout this search, in the aftermath of what is a very tragic incident indeed.

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“Officers are providing support to Mr Livingstone’s family who are being kept up to date with search activity.”

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