Published: 01/05/2018 13:02 - Updated: 01/05/2018 13:06

Body found in River Oykel


East Sutherland Rescue Association helped in the search
East Sutherland Rescue Association helped in the search


Police Scotland have confirmed that the body of a man was recovered on the River Oykel in central Sutherland earlier today.

While the body has yet to be formally identified, the family of Ian McMullen, 80, from Hertfordshire has been informed.

Mr McMullen was reported missing on the evening of Thursday, April 26 after not returning from a fishing expedition on the river near Oykel Bridge.

The body was recovered during searches conducted by the Police Scotland Dive and Marine Unit.

Chief Inspector Iain MacLelland said: “Our thoughts are with Mr McMullen’s family at this sad time.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the partner agencies and members of the public who have helped with our enquires and search activity.

“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”

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