'Possible sightings' of missing dad-of-two who vanished while camping

Reece Rodger disappeared while camping with friends on the north shore of Loch Rannoch.

‘Possible sightings’ of missing dad-of-two Reece Rodger who vanished while camping Police Scotland

Police have announced two possible sightings of a dad-of-two who has gone missing, in an effort to trace him.

Reece Rodger, from Fife, disappeared almost two weeks ago, while camping with friends on the north shore of Loch Rannoch, near to Killichonan.

His friends saw him at around 11.30pm on March 18, and believed he was heading off to bed – but there was no trace of him on Sunday morning, and they reported him missing.

Police have said they are investigating a possible sighting of a man matching his description at around 11.30pm on March 18, on the road between Liarn Farm and Aulich.

Reece Rodger was camping with friends on the north shore of Loch Rannoch, near to Killichonan.STV News

They are also looking into another possible sighting on Sunday, March 19 at around 8am, on the B846 road approximately one mile east of Aulich.

Mr Rodger’s family previously told STV News that he was in a “good frame of mind” when he set off for the fishing trip.

“He’s the nicest, kindest boy you could ever meet – his world revolves around Paula [his partner] and his two boys,” family friend Melanie Smith said.

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“He was in a good frame of mind when he left – he loves those boys and Paula too much, loves his mum and dad way too much to do something.”

His mum Glenda said that while he often enjoys “a wee wander”, he always finds his way home.

Mum Glenda Rodger (left) and family friend Melanie Smith say the disappearance is 'out of character'. STV News

“Sometimes he likes a wee wander, but this is just not him – he always finds his way home to Paula and the boys.

“His wee boys keep asking where he is and we just keep telling them he’s still away fishing.

“He just needs to come home.”

Extensive searches are being carried out, including by the Air Support Unit, the Dive and Marine Unit, police dogs and Mountain Rescue teams.

Dive teams have combed through the loch in search of Mr Rodger. STV News

Mr Rodger is described as 6ft tall, with a medium build and dark hair.

When last seen, he was wearing a black long-sleeved t-shirt with distinctive white letters on both sleeves which spelled “MA STRUM”, black jogging bottoms and black wellington boots.

Inspector Stephen Gray said: “Our enquiries are continuing into these two possible sightings of men matching Reece’s description. If you have any information at all that might help us locate him, I urge you to contact us.”

He added: “We are continuing to speak to people in the local area and study any CCTV or personal footage that could help trace Reece.

“This is a very difficult and upsetting time for Reece’s family who are extremely concerned that he has not been in contact with them since last Saturday. This is completely out of character for him.

“If you have any dash-cam or private CCTV, please check it in case there is any detail that may help our search.

“If you have seen Reece, or have any information, no matter how small, please contact us on 101 with reference number 1348 of Sunday, March 19.”

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