Police are appealing for a man spotted swimming to shore in Aberdeen to come forward after a major land and sea search earlier today.
Officers were searching along with the Coastguard and the Aberdeen lifeboat team after reports that a kite surfer was in difficulty in the water.
A police spokesman: “Inquiries have established that a man was seen swimming to shore near to Accommodation Road around 4.50pm, after losing his orange and white kite at sea.
“He was wearing an all-dark wetsuit and is believed to have then left the area.
“We would ask him or anyone with more information to contact us on 101, quoting incident 3003 of 19 October.
“Officers and Coastguard will remain in the area for the time being as inquiries continue.”