Fisherman Found Dead On Orkney Identified

4 August 2016, 16:26

Police have identified an Orkney man who died on a fishing trip with his brother.

The body of 71-year-old Andrew Livingstone was found on the shore at Loch Boardhouse on the mainland on Wednesday.

He was reported missing along with his brother Stanley, 68, when the pair failed to return from a fishing trip the previous day.

Searches are continuing for the younger brother, also known as Boyd.

Members of the local community assisted the emergency services in the hunt for the two men, from the Dounby area.

Their Jeep was initially located by the loch in the north-west area of Birsay and subsequent searches of the shoreline led to the recovery of the elder brother's body on Wednesday evening.

Their boat was located nearby but Stanley Livingstone remains missing.

A Police Scotland statement said: "Police and partner agencies are continuing search efforts to trace Stanley Livingstone.

"Members of the local community are assisting emergency services and are thanked for their invaluable assistance.''

A coastguard helicopter from Sumburgh and fire and rescue crews were drafted in to assist the search on Wednesday.