A major search and rescue operation to find a missing diver is continuing in the Pentland Firth a week on from his disappearance.
Grant Wright, 64, from Moray, was reported missing to police around 8.25pm on May 16 after alarms were raised with HM Coastguard around 6pm.
Rescue helicopters and RNLI lifeboats were deployed to help search in the water near the island of Swona in Orkney.
HM Coastguard, who were coordinating the searches, announced on May 17 that the search had “sadly stepped down” after teams were unable to locate Mr Wright.
Police Scotland’s diving units are continuing to look for Mr Wright, with the search now expanding to Wick and surrounding areas.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police searches and enquiries are continuing for a diver missing in the water near the island of Swona in Orkney.
“Officers were made aware that Grant Wright, aged 64, from the Moray area, was missing around 8.25pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
“The diver’s family are being kept informed and supported by officers.
“Anyone with any information which could assist our enquiries is urged to contact 101, quoting incident number 3640 of Tuesday, May 16, 2023.”
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