Hundreds of locals will join forces today to find a missing Arbroath man as fears grow for his safety.
Bailey Menmuir’s friends have organised a group search which will start off at 9.30am from Victoria Park in the town.
Community support is vital with so much ground to cover and volunteers tasked with finding the popular mechanic will be spread out across Arbroath.
They will cover areas which haven’t yet been searched and will also go over some old ground they think merits a second look.
A police helicopter also joined the search for Bailey on Friday along with coastguard teams and the town’s lifeboat.
Today’s public search is unofficial although the police have been informed it is happening.
Friend Jordan Martin said: “Since Monday, hundreds of friends, family and members of the public have been out searching areas of Arbroath that Bailey may be.
“Due to the lack of any official sightings it means all areas need to be checked.
“From all of Bailey’s family and friends, we are eternally grateful for the continued support and reaction that we have received from the community as a whole in the attempt to bring Bailey home.”
Some householders and local businesses are also offering up the use of their facilities for tea and coffee and comfort breaks during the search.
A family friend said: “We have been blown away by the level of community support from Arbroath and beyond.
“The hashtag #FindBaileyMenmuir has taken off and everyone has been working together to bring Bailey home to his family.
“We are still clinging on to the hope that there will be a positive outcome.”
“The community spirit being shown in the search for Bailey has everything that is good about Angus.”
Plans to search the area around the bottom of the cliffs in kayaks today has been called off as a result of the weather forecast.
Police turned their attention to a search of the Dens Road area of Arbroath towards St Vigeans near the railway line on Thursday evening.
The CCTV at Arbroath Rail Station has also been looked at by officers but it has shown no signs of him boarding a train on Monday.
Former Arbroath High pupil Bailey is part of a close-knit group of friends who all grew up together.
He trained as a mechanic and plays amateur football and had just started a new job in the offshore industry.
Arbroath East and Lunan Conservative councillor Derek Wann said: “I have been following and sharing the updates on the efforts to try to find Bailey.
“The interest and assistance from so many people has to be commended and really goes to show what a community Arbroath and Angus are when it comes to time of need.
“I really hope he is found soon and well.”
Bailey is 5ft 11in and slim, with black hair and a beard.
He was last seen in Stratharlie Avenue in Arbroath at 7am on Monday, wearing a light grey Nike hooded top, a pink T-shirt, black jogging bottoms and white Alexander McQueen trainers.
Police are urging anyone with information on Bailey’s whereabouts to contact officers on 101.