Family of missing Scot informed after a body is found

The family of a missing man have been informed after a body was found on the north-east coast.

Ruaridh Sandison went missing from Peterhead last month.
Ruaridh Sandison went missing from Peterhead last month.

Coastguard teams assisted police after the discovery near Boddam in Aberdeenshire this afternoon.

The family of missing 24-year-old Ruaridh Sandison have been informed, however formal identification has yet to take place.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police can confirm at midday today the body of a man was found on the north-east cost at Boddam.

“Formal identification has yet to take place but the family of 24-year-old Ruairidh Sandison have been informed.”

Mr Sandison disappeared after a night out in his hometown Peterhead - two miles north of Boddam - in the early hours of August 10.

Despite extensive searches by offices as well as a drone and dive units, there were not further sightings of the 24-year-old.