Alpaca farmer still missing despite extensive search

Searches continued throughout yesterday for North Roe resident Colin Arnot, who was reported missing with his car at 7pm on Monday.

Mr Arnot, 54, is approximately 6′ 2″ in height, well built, with a beard and grey hair.

He is possibly driving a green Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin, registration number X699 VYA.

Shetland Coastguard searched an extensive area of the North Mainland from 8am yesterday until darkness fell in the afternoon. The rescue helicopter searched inland areas, including off-road tracks around his home, where he farms alpaca sheep, as far as Collafirth and Uyea on the west. On the ground, coastal teams from Hillswick, Sullom Voe, Lerwick and West Burra Isle searched the coastline of Eshaness, North Roe, Collafirth Pier, Fethaland, from Mangaster to Nibon and Muckle Roe.

Police have not requested the coastguard to undertake any further seraches today.The force said “multi-agency” searches were taking place today, as well as other enquiries, but the helicopter is not involved.

Meanwhile they have appealed to anyone with information about Mr Arnot’s whereabouts to telephone police on 101.


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