A major search is being carried out for a teenage boy who has been missing overnight in Peterhead.
Bryce Grant, also known as Forbes, was last seen in the River Ugie at around 5pm on Thursday night.
The search for the 16-year-old has been ongoing overnight and police say thermal imaging equipment is now being used.
And officers, who are being assisted by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Coastguard, have asked the public to stay away from the area to ensure their search efforts are not hindered.
The teenager is described as being 5ft 8 with a slim build and dark hair, which is longer at the top and short at the sides.
Inspector Sharp of Peterhead Police Office said : “We will commence searching again this morning in the area effort to trace Bryce.
“Officers will be assisted by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Coastguard and we would ask that members of public stay away from the area whilst searching is carried out to ensure we are not hindered in any way.
“I would like to thank the public for their patience in this matter.
“We are keeping Bryce’s family fully updated on our activity.”
Anyone who has seen Bryce or knows of his whereabouts should contact Police Scotland on 101.