The search for a missing Aberdeenshire fishing boat has been called off.
Coastguards, lifeboat crews, two search and rescue helicopters searched for most of the day for the missing Water Line and its two crew, but were stood down at about 5.30pm.
Two men from Inverbervie – named locally as Jim Reid and his grandson David Irvine – are said to have been at the helm of the boat when it went missing yesterday morning, after leaving Gourdon harbour at 4am.
A fixed-wing aircraft, which was drafted in for additional help this afternoon, is the only vehicle continuing the search.
A spokesman for Aberdeen Coastguard confirmed there were no plans to resume their search in the morning.
He said: “We’re standing down our vessels at the moment. The fixed wing aircraft is still searching the bigger area.
“The lifeboats have been out all day, they have treaded their area and are going home. The Stonehaven life boat is searching a few areas on its way home.
“At the moment there’s no plans to search tomorrow.”