UPDATE: Police continue trying to identify Tay ‘swimmer’

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Images of the personal belongings found in the search for a man spotted swimming in the Tay have been released by Police Scotland.

Police Scotland has released images of car keys and a black ‘Firetrap’ jacket in a bid to establish the identity of a man seen in the River Tay yesterday (Monday).

Officers were alerted by members of the public to a man ‘swimming’ in the water between Dundee and Broughty Ferry in the Stannergate area at 5.40pm on Monday 25 July. The man is described as being in his 40s, white and has a beard. He was wearing a red T-shirt, a black jacket, dark trousers and Converse trainers.

Police Scotland, Tayside Division, has reiterated its appeal for the general public or the man himself to come forward.

Chief Inspector Ian Scott said: “I would appeal to any members of the public who knows someone that matches the description of the man seen to come forward to assist us with enquiries. We have recovered a black jacket and a set of Ford car keys, so the man may have access to a Ford vehicle.

“Officers are continuing with searches today and the Police Scotland helicopter is expected to attend in the area to assist with searching.

“I would also appeal to the man in question to contact us to let us know if he is safe and well.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”