Police have confirmed that a man is missing after the wreckage of a capsized yacht was recovered in the Highlands.
Authorities were sent out to Strathan Bay near Lochinver on January 5, following reports of debris washing ashore in the area.
HM Coastguard confirmed that they carried out an “extensive” maritime and shoreline search before standing down on Monday morning.
Officers have now confirmed they believe the yacht left Ullapool harbour on Wednesday, December 13, with one man on board.
Police said that concerns for the missing man are growing and that his family is aware of the situation.
Enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident are “ongoing”.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing following the recovery of wreckage from a yacht in the Strathan Bay area near Lochinver.
“We were made aware of debris in the area around 12.30pm on Saturday, January 6, 2024, and police divers along with HM Coastguard and the RNLI carried out extensive searches.
“It is believed the yacht left Ullapool harbour on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, with one person, a man, on board.
“The man is missing and concerns are growing for his welfare. His family are aware.
“Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1323 of Saturday, January 6, 2024.”
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