The sister of a missing kayaker today issued a plea for people to help find her brother.
A major search and rescue mission was continuing today after Dominic Jackson failed to return home after a sea kayaking trip.
The 35-year-old left his home in Laurencekirk on Friday to travel to Portsoy and has not been seen since.
His sister Eleanor Jackson told the Evening Express: “We are absolutely worried sick.
“My brother, Stuart, and father Jeremy, have went to Portsoy and joined the search.
“We have put out an appeal on Facebook and a lot of his friends are helping as well.”
Police went to Portsoy Habour and discovered Dominic’s camper van but found no kayak.
His kayak is described as multi-coloured with a blend of purple, black and white.
A major search and rescue mission was then launched at around 10pm last night.
Lifeboats from Banff, Buckie and Macduff, along with 12 Coastguard personnel and five police units were part of the search.
A Coastguard helicopter was also called out.
Dominic was not found and crews resumed the search this morning.
Inspector Ewan Strachan said: “Intensive coastal searches will continue this morning extending east and west from Portsoy Harbour with assistance from the coastguard.
“Concerns are obviously growing for Dominic’s safety and wellbeing and we urgently want to trace him.
“I would urge anyone with information to please contact police on 101.”