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Police / Man found dead after missing person search in Unst

POLICE who were involved in a missing person search in the early hours of the morning have confirmed a man was found dead at the Loch of Cliff in Unst.

Emergency services, including the coastguard helicopter, were tasked this morning (Sunday) after receiving reports of a missing man.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers in Shetland received a report around 3am on Sunday, 15 August, of a man who had gone missing at Loch of Cliff in Unst.

“A multi-agency operation took place and sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Formal identification is still to take place but the family of an 82-year-old man have been made aware.

“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances, a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Coastguard rescue teams from Baltasound, Hillswick, Lerwick and Mid Yell and the coastguard helicopter were involved in the search.