NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Search for missing fisherman stood down

Discovery/Pic: Davie Tait
Image caption The Discovery was spotted drifting off the coast by a member of the public

The search for a lone fisherman whose boat was spotted drifting off the Aberdeenshire coast on Saturday has been stood down.

Aberdeen Coastguard said sea and shoreline sweeps by lifeboat and coastguard crews between Fraserburgh and Peterhead had found no sign of the missing man.

The creel boat Discovery was spotted drifting off St Combs on Saturday.

Details of the fisherman have not yet been released.

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