Coastguard search for missing fisherman stood down
Alasdair Macleod's creel boat Varuna was found on rocks in Wester Ross.
The coastguard search for a missing fisherman in Wester Ross has been stood down.
Alasdair Macleod's creel boat Varuna was discovered on rocks north of Applecross on Monday afternoon.
A major search was launched for the 57-year-old after a passer-by spotted the boat with its engine still running.
On Wednesday the coastguard said its searches had been terminated, though some local vessels may still be searching for Mr Macleod.
Overcast and misty conditions hampered the search operation on Tuesday.
Kyle and Portree lifeboats and the rescue helicopter based at Stornoway were called out but no trace of Mr Macleod was found.
A spokesman said the coastguard would be assisting police with their enquiries.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) also said it has launched an investigation into the incident.