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Man’s body found on coast in search for missing student

The discovery was made at around 3.45pm on Friday during a search for Rufus Brickell.

Search: Body found on Helensburgh coast.
Search: Body found on Helensburgh coast.

A man’s body has been found during the search for a missing student in Helensburgh.

The discovery was made on the coast at around 3.45pm on Friday during the search for 22-year-old Rufus Brickell from Edinburgh.

The Heriot Watt University student, originally from Bristol, was last seen boarding a train from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Kilpatrick Station on October 6.

Formal identification has yet to take place, however Mr Brickell’s family have been informed.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland last week, the family spoke of their “shock at his disappearance” and appealed for him to get in touch.

A police spokesman confirmed the find.

He said: “We can confirm that around 3.45pm on Friday, 25 October 2019, the body of a man was found on the coast at Helensburgh.

“Formal identification has yet to take place however the family of 22-year-old Rufus Brickell who was reported missing from Edinburgh on Sunday, 6 October 2019 has been informed.”


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