South Scotland

Search for missing Dumfries fisherman Charles Mellor extended

Charles Mellor
Image caption Charles Mellor has not been seen since Friday night

The search area has been extended to try to trace a man who went missing while fishing on the River Nith.

Charles Mellor, 57, was last seen in Dumfries on Friday night.

Searches over the weekend covered areas in and around the River Nith at the old Carnation factory and downstream to the Nith estuary.

That has since been extended to include paths and adjacent fields as well as woodland and the nearby golf course, but still without success.

Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Nith Inshore Rescue, HM Coastguard and members of the Moffat Mountain Rescue Team have all taken part in the search.

The Police Scotland helicopter has also been involved along with members of its underwater unit.

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