Major search after man 'fails to resurface' in River Tay

A major search is under way in the River Tay in Perth after a man was spotted in the water.

The man, with blond-coloured hair, was seen in the water before going under and failing to resurface at around 2 o'clock.

The coastguard, police and fire crews are all at the scene near North Muirton.

The river was quite high at the time.

Inspector Dave Gibson said: "I would ask anyone who may have been in the area of the River Tay this afternoon to call us on the 101 number if they have seen or heard anything which might assist in this search.  

"Callers should quote the reference number 1741of February 4 2020."
 

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