Body recovered from river amid overnight search for missing teenager

Officers used thermal imaging equipment in the search for the 16-year-old after he was seen in the River Ugie.

Body recovered from River Ugie after overnight search for missing teenager Police Scotland

A body has been found in the search for a teenager missing from Aberdeenshire overnight.

Police launched a major operation near the River Ugie in Peterhead on Thursday evening after Bryce Grant, also known as Forbes, was seen in the water.

Officers deployed thermal imaging cameras and received support from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Coastguard in a bid to find the 16-year-old.

A body was recovered from the river shortly after 12:20pm on Friday, local police confirmed.

Bryce’s family has been informed of the discovery but formal identification is yet to take place.

A Police Scotland statement read: “Officers can confirm that the body of a 16-year-old male was recovered from the River Ugie around 12.20pm today.

“The family of Bryce Grant known as Forbes have been made aware.

“Formal identification is yet to take place and enquiries are ongoing.”