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'Items' found in River Nith search for missing teen

Macauley McQueen Image copyright Other
Image caption Searches are ongoing for Macauley McQueen

Teams searching the River Nith for a missing Dumfries teenager have found a number of items.

It has not been confirmed whether the items belong to Macauley McQueen, who was last seen entering the river on Monday.

Police are keeping the 18-year-old's family abreast of developments.

Searches of the river are ongoing, with lifeboats, the coastguard, mountain rescue teams and the fire service working alongside police.

Mr McQueen was last seen entering the water at the boathouse at Greensands at about 01:00 on Monday.

He was wearing a white River Island t-shirt, blue skinny jeans and blue Adidas trainers.

Local area commander Ch Insp Steven Lowther said several items had been found as the search progressed.

He said: "We can confirm that a number of items have been found in the search which are currently under investigation. We are keeping in touch with the family."

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Image caption Mr McQueen was last seen entering the water at 01:00 on Monday
Image copyright James Carnochan
Image caption Lifeboat crews, the coastguard, mountain rescue teams and the fire service all joined the search

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