Police renew appeal in search for missing man

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Police Scotland have renewed their appeal to the public to help trace a 32-year-old man reported missing from the Banff area last week.

Officers are becoming increasingly anxious to trace Antonin Mican who was last seen during the evening of Friday, October 11, at Gardenstown Harbour on board his yacht.

He is described as 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with short black hair, green eyes and a tanned complexion.

Mr Mican may be intending to sail to Wick using his 22ft long, white Jaguar 22 yacht.

Police have deployed extra resources, including the underwater diving unit, as part of the multi-agency search that has involved various aspects of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson, of Aberdeenshire and Moray Division, said: “I would encourage anybody who may have seen Antonin in the Gardenstown area during the day or evening of Friday, October 11, to contact us.

“In particular, I would like people to look out for this boat either from land or sea and to let Police Scotland know of any sightings. It appears that this boat is Mican’s only form of transport and he could have stopped anywhere along the coastline.

“We have carried out searches of the local area, although this will be continually reviewed as we go forward and assess any new information we receive.”

Anybody who has knowledge of Mr Mican’s whereabouts or who recognises the description of his boat is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.