A missing person inquiry has been launched following an unsuccessful search for a man who reportedly fell from the Tay Road Bridge.
The Coastguard helicopter from Inverness joined search boats from Carnoustie and St Andrews, alongside lifeboats from RNLI Broughty Ferry, to search the River Tay shortly after 4pm yesterday.
Initial reports suggest a male had fallen from the road bridge into the water.
However, search efforts were wound down at 7pm after efforts by police, Coastguard helicopter and lifeboat crews turned up nothing.
Police officers are now following what they say is a “positive line of inquiry” regarding the identity of the man, but no further details were available.
A police spokesman said: “At about 4.20pm on Wednesday we received the report of a male who had jumped into the water from the bridge.
“Nobody was found following a search of the area and we are now conducting a missing person inquiry.
“We are pursuing a positive line of inquiry at this time.
“Any person who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contacted Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident 2372 of the September 12 2018.”