Published: 27/04/2018 09:47 - Updated: 30/04/2018 16:40

Fisherman missing in Sutherland

 

Police asking for witnesses
 

 

Police Scotland is currently co-ordinating searches for a fisherman reported missing in the area of the River Oykel in Sutherland.

Ian McMullen, from Hertfordshire was reported missing shortly before 7pm on Thursday, April 26 after failing to return from a fishing expedition on the river near Oykel Bridge.  He was last seen on the river shortly after 5pm.

Searches were carried out yesterday evening along the river and these have resumed this morning.

The search has involved local coastguard teams, Assynt Mountain Rescue Team,  East Sutherland Rescue Association (ESRA),  police dogs and air support from the coastguard helicopter

Mr McMullen is described as being in his 80s, stands around 5ft 9in tall and of large build with a distinctive brown mark on his left check.

He was wearing grey full length waders and possibly a grey life jacket.

Inspector Jamie Wilson said: "As times passes we are naturally increasingly concerned for Mr McMullen's safety.

"Extensive search activity is ongoing on the river in the area where he was last seen on Thursday afternoon and downstream.

"I would ask anyone who has information on his whereabouts or believes they have seen him to contact Police Scotland on 101 as soon as you can."
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