Search continues for man last seen at nightclub as temperatures plummet

Concerns are growing for the safety of Rodrigo Falcon after temperatures in Aviemore dropped as low as -13C.

Search continue for missing man Rodrigo Falcon last seen at The Vault nightclub in Aviemore Police Scotland

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a man who was last seen at a nightclub in the Highlands.

Rodrigo Falcon was last seen at around 2am on Sunday at The Vault nightclub on Grampian Road, Aviemore.

The 33-year-old not been seen or heard from since, which police say is out of character – with concern swiftly growing for his welfare.

Mr Falcon has been described as 5ft 6in tall, with a slim build, dark hair cut into a mullet style with a moustache and beard.

When last seen, he was wearing a brown woollen coat, a red jumper and baggy jeans.

An image of Mr Falcon shortly before he went missing.Scott Fleming

Temperatures in the area have plummeted overnight to as low as -13C, and officers have asked the public to check any sheds or outbuildings where Mr Falcon may have sought shelter.

They have also asked anyone who may have been driving along the A9 at around 3am on Sunday to check any dashcam footage for sightings of Mr Falcon.

At least two local businesses have closed their doors in the search for Mr Falcon – The Pine Marten Bar + Scran, where Mr Falcon works, and The Coffee Pot café.

Owner of the Pine Marten and one of Mr Falcon’s close friends, Scott Fleming believes he may have “left his brown coat at the nightclub”.

He told STV News: “He is loved by so many people and there is a huge amount of local people out searching for him now.

“If he’s out there for whatever reason and he sees any of this, we are not mad in the slightest at him – we just want him back safe and sound.”

Chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said: “Our enquiries are ongoing and I would urge anyone who believes they may have seen Rodrigo at any time since the early hours of Sunday to get in touch as a matter of urgency.

“Given the current cold weather I would ask anyone with a shed or outbuilding where someone may seek shelter to check this and report anything which may be notable to us.

“I would also urge anyone who may have been driving in the Aviemore area or on the A9 around 3am on Sunday to check any dashcam footage you may have.

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting reference 2387 of December 11.”

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