Tayside and Central Scotland

River search after report of body in water near Tay Road Bridge

Coastguard search
Image caption Coastguard officers searched the waterfront area close to the bridge

A lifeboat and Coastguard search has been carried out after a report of a body seen in the water near the Tay Road Bridge at Dundee.

Both Broughty Ferry lifeboats were called out shortly before midday, with a Coastguard helicopter later joining the search.

Coastguard officers conducted a search on foot of the waterfront area close to the bridge.

The lifeboats were stood down at about 15:00.

A Broughty Ferry RNLI spokesman said: "The inshore lifeboat was launched within six minutes and was quickly in the area of the reported sighting.

"The all-weather lifeboat Elizabeth of Glamis was launched a short time later to join the search.

"Following an extensive search of the area no one was found."

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