A body has been discovered in the search for a man who went missing more than six months ago.
Barry McCullagh, from Castlemilk, was last seen on Corsebar Road in Paisley, near the Royal Alexandra Hospital, at around 5.20pm on October 5.
His family previously told STV News that the 40-year-old dad-of-two was admitted to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley on October 4, after he began to experience hallucinations.
He had been let out for a cigarette when he disappeared the next day.
On March 26, police received a report of the body of a man in Old Patrick Water, Elderslie, Johnstone.
Officers confirmed that while formal identification is yet to take place, Mr McCullagh’s family has been informed.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.15pm on Sunday, March 26, police were called to a report of a body of a man in Old Patrick Water, Elderslie, Johnstone. Officers and emergency services are at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.
“Although formal identification has yet to take place, the family of Barry McCullagh, who has been missing from the Paisley area since Wednesday, October 5, 2022, have been informed.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were requested at 6.53pm on Sunday, March 26 to assist our emergency service partners in Elderslie.
“Operations Control mobilised two water rescue units and two fire appliances to the town’s Glen Gardens, where firefighters assisted their police partners before leaving the area.
“Crews reattended the scene as of 9.20am on Monday, March 27 to continue to support their partners.”
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