The body of a man who was swept into the River Tay in Perthshire has been recovered.
A search operation had been ongoing since Sunday, October 8, for Struan Robertson, 77, who lost his footing and was swept into the river during heavy flooding.
Specialist resources including a police helicopter and drones were used to search for him on Monday amid “challenging” conditions, and continued on Tuesday, although searches around the river had been postponed for safety reasons.
Police confirmed the body was recovered at around 12.25pm on Saturday near Logierait, Pitlochry in Perthshire.
No formal identification has taken place yet, but police have informed Mr Robertson’s family.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 12.25pm on Saturday, October 14, the body of a man was recovered from the River Tay, near Haugh Island, Logierait in Tayside.
“Although formal identification has yet to take place, the family of the 77-year-old man who was reported to have been swept into the River Tay near Strathtay on Sunday October 8 2023 have been advised.
“There would appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
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