A Coastguard helicopter joined the search for a missing student in Fife on Friday as fears grow for his safety.
The helicopter was circling St Andrews in the afternoon while a number of search parties also joined police to continue the hunt for Duncan Sim.
Coastguard helicopter looking for missing student Duncan Sim over St Andrews. pic.twitter.com/skGjRMhyFV
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The 19-year-old was last seen at around 11.15pm on Wednesday March 14 at an event in the Old Station Road area.
The first year chemistry undergraduate failed to return to his accommodation at Agnes Blackadder Hall or make contact with anyone since this time.
University of St Andrews Rugby Club organised some search parties to look for Mr Sim on Friday alongside police before they were stood down for the evening.
Mr Sim is described as a white male, 6ft tall, of medium build.
He has brown hair, green eyes and when last seen was wearing a grey suit jacket, white shirt, and a blue and white tie as he was out socialising with friends.
He is originally from the Duns area of the Scottish Borders.
Sergeant Sharon Holmes, of Fife Police Division, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Duncan’s welfare and are eager to trace him as soon as possible.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen Duncan, or a man matching his description, to contact us immediately.
“In addition, anyone with information that can help us trace his whereabouts is asked to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Those with information can contact St Andrews Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 2987 of March 15.