Two Bodies Found During Major Coastal Search Operation

Two bodies have been found after a major search of the Dumfries and Galloway Coastline near Port Logan – Stranraer and the surrounding area was launched on Saturday May the 6th 2017 after two men aged 46 and 35 and their speedboat had gone missing while sailing on a leisure trip from Port Logan.

The joint search operation involved two helicopters plus several lifeboats, coastguard rescue teams and police.

Inspector Stephen Bell, Dumfries and Galloway Police Division, said:

“Following a joint search operation by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the RNLI and Police Scotland, we can confirm that the bodies of two men have been recovered from the west coast of the Irish Sea.
“The men are yet to be formally identified, but are believed to be the that of the 46 year-old man and 35 year-old man, who police understand launched their speed boat from Port Logan at around 0900 hours on Saturday 6 May 2017. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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