Helicopter searches for man missing for 8 months

Police hope that seasonal water levels and terrain changes will reveal clues to Mr Richie's whereabouts. Picture: Toby Williams

Police hope that seasonal water levels and terrain changes will reveal clues to Mr Richie's whereabouts. Picture: Toby Williams

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A HELICOPTER search has been conducted for traces of a man who went missing eight months ago.

Shaun Ritchie, 21, was last seen on Halloween last year.

A police helicopter has been searching the Fraserburgh area, in Aberdeenshire, in the hope that seasonal water levels and terrain changes will reveal clues to Mr Richie’s whereabouts.

A spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the force helicopter has recently been in the Fraserburgh area again to assist local officers with the search for missing person Shaun Ritchie.

“Further inquiries and searches continue to be made since Shaun Ritchie’s disappearance when he was last seen on 31 October 2014.

“The area where Shaun was last seen continues to be subject to regular assessment as water levels and the terrain changes with the seasonal weather conditions. We continue to monitor the terrain and will consider future deployments of air support to assist with searches.

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