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Update - Missing Yachtsman - Arisaig

Issued: 24 Sep 2010

THe search for missing yachtsman, Neil MacKenzie, from the Aberdeen area, continued today in the Lochaber area.

He was reported missing by his wife earlier this week after he failed to return from a solo sailing trip on his yacht which is moored in Arisaig.

Extensive searches have been carried out which resulted in the discovery of Mr MacKenzie's yacht however he is still to be found. The search for the missing person is continuing.

Today Rescue 100 Stornoway Coastguard Helicopter carried out coastline searches from Arisaig towards Glenuig, Mallaig lifeboat carried out shoreline searches along the same stretch and two Police dog handlers have also been out searching.

There is no further information at this time.

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