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Police call off search for Aberdeen man lost at sea

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The search for an Aberdeen man swept out to sea off Madeira has been called off by police.

Derek Jessiman, 61, went missing from the seafront on the Portuguese island during a storm on February 28.

Witnesses said the retired executive climbed over a wall to look out to sea but was then swept away by a wave.

The holiday island’s maritime police have been searching for him ever since but have now called off their efforts.

A spokesman said: “Mr Jessiman’s status remains missing and that will stay the same unless there is a change in the status of this incident.”

Mr Jessiman had been living on the island with his Swedish fiancée Viveka Feder, who was working as a tour guide.

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