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Searches continue for lost sailor Neil Mackenzie

Neil Mackenzie
Image caption Yachtsman Neil Mackenzie left Arisaig in his yacht Solitaire last week

Coastline searches are being made from the air, sea and on the ground for a missing yachtsman whose boat was found anchored near Arisaig on Thursday.

Neil Mackenzie, 59, from Aberdeen, had been planning on sailing from Arisaig to his home city.

His wife raised the alarm on Wednesday after he failed to contact her during the voyage.

A major air, sea and coastal search was mounted and resulted in the discovery of the yacht Solitaire.

Mallaig lifeboat, a coastguard helicopter and police dog teams have resumed the searches.

The search area extends from Arisaig towards Glenuig.

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