Messages of support flood in as search continues for missing man

Messages of support have flooded in for the family of a young man who fell from Arbroath cliffs at the weekend, sparking a huge search operation.

At the time of publication the search was continuing along the Angus coastline for the 18-year-old who was reported to have fallen from the cliffs at Arbroath on Saturday afternoon.

Well-wishers have posted on social media messages of support for the family of the missing man.

Sandra Slack posted: “Heartbreaking, my thoughts are with his family.”

Gemma Rice added: “Utterly devastated for the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this heart wrenching time.”

Lorna John Taylor wrote: “So so sad he had such a life in front of him prayers are with family and friends.”

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at around 1pm on Saturday and a major operation involving Police Scotland, coastguard helicopter and rescue teams and lifeboats from Arbroath and Montrose was launched.

Chief Inspector David McIntosh speaking yesterday (Sunday): “Immediate coastline searches at Arbroath Cliffs have been carried out this morning involving coastguard and lifeboat teams. Moving forward today, the search parameters will be widened as we extend our operation further up and down the coastline.

“We remain in close contact with his family at this very difficult time.

“Anyone with information should contact Police on 101.”

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