Missing man’s clothing recovered, say police

Andrew Gordon was reported missing after going for a swim near the Skye Bridge
Andrew Gordon was reported missing after going for a swim near the Skye Bridge

Police have found the clothing of a man who went disappeared after going for a swim near the Skye Bridge.

But Andrew Gordon remains missing despite another day of searching.

The 54-year-old has not been since Sunday when he was at the shoreline at Kyleakin.

Officers said they have recovered the clothing Mr Gordon, from East Lothian, was wearing when he disappeared, including a Guns ‘N’ Roses hooded top.

Mr Gordon was attending the Shoot the Goose bikers rally at Kyleakin when he vanished.

Today, members of Skye Mountain Rescue Team and local Red Cross members carried out shoreline searches near the area where Mr Gordon was last seen.

And officers have made another plea for the public to come forward with information.

Local area commander, acting Chief Inspector Brian MacKay said: “Mr Gordon was last spoken to at around 8.45am on Sunday morning. After which we believe he visited the shoreline in the Kyleakin area, beneath the Skye Bridge, possibly to take a swim.

“Police were called at around lunchtime by members of Mr Gordon’s family who had subsequently been unable to get in touch with him.

“Police, specialist units, partner organisations and volunteers have all been involved in the search for Mr Gordon since the alarm was raised on Sunday, however we have yet to trace him.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of the Skye Bridge on Sunday morning, whether local to the area or visiting for the day or weekend, to cast their minds back and try to remember if they saw anyone on the shoreline, particularly anyone matching Mr Gordon’s description.

“Did they see anyone swimming or getting into or out of the water?

“We are obviously concerned for Mr Gordon’s welfare and are looking towards all possible scenarios. If anyone saw anyone matching Mr Gordon’s description at all on Sunday, or since, I would urge them to get in touch as any information they may have could prove vital in tracing him.

“His disappearance is extremely out of character.

“Searches have continued today on the shoreline towards Erbusaig and also west towards Broadford, Skye and will continue again tomorrow. We will be looking to use specialist police search dogs again and trained search officers will continue to search the shoreline and nearby areas including woodland close by.

“If anyone has any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, I would ask them to call us.”

Anyone with information can call officers on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.