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Police search for missing Fraserburgh fisherman

By Kyle Ritchie

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Police are appealing for information to help trace 73-year-old Joe Masson who has been missing from Fraserburgh since Saturday.

Mr Masson left his Fraserburgh home around 10am on Saturday to go out on his creel boat. He was last seen around 1.30pm on Saturday on his boat not far from Cairnbulg harbour.

When he did not return home later that day, family reported him missing and a search involving police, HMS Coastguard, the Ministry of Defence and the RNLI has been ongoing to trace him.

Missing Fraserburgh man Joe Masson.
Missing Fraserburgh man Joe Masson.

Inspector Mark Young, Ellon Police Station, said: "We have had significant resources in the area searching for Mr Masson, including the Coastguard helicopter, and search activity will continue in the meantime.

"The harbour is popular with fishermen and local walkers and I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 10am and 6pm yesterday who may have seen Mr Masson or his blue creel boat Goodway FR23."

"Please call Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference number 3854 of Saturday, 16 October, 2021, if you have seen Mr Masson or have any information that will assist officers with their enquiries."

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