No trace of man after Tay Bridge 'fall'

A major search operation was launched after a man was apparently seen falling from the Tay Bridge in Dundee.

Police, coastguard and lifeboat staff were joined by a rescue helicopter after the incident was reported at 00:50.

But their search failed to find any trace of the man, who is not thought to have been reported missing.

He was described as being "particularly distinctive looking" with a red beard. He was aged in his 20s or 30s.

The man was said to have been wearing a black jacket and trousers, white trainers and a beanie hat. At the time, he appeared to be listening to music on a mobile phone or MP3 player.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said officers were "keen to identify the male and understand the reason for him entering the water".

The spokesman added: "He is particularly distinctive and it is hoped that his friends or family may recognise his description".

Anyone with any information that would help has been asked to contact Police Scotland on telephone number 101.

BBC Tayside & Central



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