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Family join search for angler Michael Pringle

  • by MOIRA KERR
 

Family and friends of an ­angler who went missing in the early hours of Sunday morning joined a police search for him ­yesterday.

FAMILY and friends of an ­angler who went missing in the early hours of Sunday morning joined a police search for him ­yesterday.

Michael Pringle, 25, from Kilmarnock, had set up camp for a weekend pike fishing trip with his father, Robert Reid, on the shores of Loch Awe, near ­Kilchurn Castle, in Argyll.

On Saturday night the men went to the Tight Line pub for a drink, but after leaving together they became separated.

Yesterday, Mr Reid and other members of Mr Pringle’s family and friends joined police in a second day of extensive searching. But despite searches on land and in the water there was still no trace of the missing man.

Inspector Julie McLeish, of Oban Police, said last night: “Michael’s family are assisting with the search. His father, family and friends helped with the search yesterday and today.

“Today, there were members of Strathclyde Police under­water unit, who were deployed in both a diving and wading ­capacity because the ground is so ­waterlogged there.

“There were police officers from Strathclyde Police Support Unit, who concentrated on land-based searches.”

Mr Pringle was last seen walking on the A85 near Kilchurn Castle around 1am on Sunday. The search was to resume again today.

 
 
 

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