The search for a man at the River Tay has been resumed by the emergency services.
A joint emergency services operation is looking to find Fife pensioner Val Smernicki.
Concern is growing increasingly for the 71-year-old’s whereabouts who has not been in contact with friends or family.
He was last seen at about 7.45pm yesterday in Tayport.
Anyone who may have seen him is urged to contact police.
He is described as being 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with short grey hair and clean-shaven. He wears glasses and when last seen was wearing a black hooded top, dark coloured trousers and black trainers.
The Coastguard and the Broughty Ferry lifeboats were initially called out to the Tayport area just before 9pm.
Last night’s operation was abandoned after about two hours due to poor visibility.
Today, a crew from the Broughty Ferry RNLI and coastal teams from the Coastgaurd resumed the search with police.
Sergeant Neil Johnston of St Andrews police station said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Val’s welfare since he is not in the best of health.
“Anyone with information is asked to please get in touch with us.
“Similarly if Val himself sees this appeal, we would ask him to contact us or his family to let us know he is safe and well.”
A spokesman for the Coastguard said: “Broughty Ferry volunteer lifeboat crews responded to an emergency at 8.54pm for a missing person thought to be near West Lights, Tayport.
“Following a thorough search lasting well over two hours of the calm but poorly lit waters off Tayport and Tentsmuir Forest no one was found.
“The decision was made by the Coastguard to stand down the volunteer lifeboat crews and return the lifeboats to station.
“The Broughty Ferry inshore lifeboat was called out at 9.30am today to assist police with the search.”
Police Scotland were contacted for a statement but have yet to respond.