Owain Bristow has been missing since falling into the sea while climbing

Owain Bristow has been missing since falling into the sea while climbing

Searches are continuing for a rock-climber who has been missing since he fell into the sea in Aberdeenshire.

Owain Bristow was climbing at Bullers of Buchan, south of Peterhead, on Friday when he fell from a route.

Police have been using drones in the search for the 34-year-old, along with officers from Police Scotland’s specialist dive and marine unit. The Coastguard has also taken part in the hunt for the missing climber.

Inspector Andy Scott of Ellon police station said: “We have been carrying out extensive searches of the area, sadly so far without success.

“We have been keeping Owain’s family informed throughout this activity.

“I would take the opportunity to thank our partner agencies for their support of search activity.

“Anyone who believes they may be able to help our search is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3552 of 21 August.”

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