Tributes have been paid to a Perth pensioner, with some describing him as “a gentleman” and others saying he “always had a hello for you.”
Although a body found in Perth on Sunday afternoon has to be formally identified, police have contacted the family of 71-year-old Billy Clark following the grim find.
The sad news came after an extensive search was carried out for Mr Clark, who had been reported missing from the Muirhall Road area of Perth around 7.30pm on Saturday.
Seven fire units arrived at Tay Street, Perth, on Sunday morning and spent nearly six hours searching the river for signs of Mr Clark.
Police later confirmed a body had been found in the Perth area and that officers had told Mr Clark’s family of the find.
As a result, scores of people have posted messages of condolence to his family on social media.
Louise Smith, Mr Clark’s niece, said: “Heartbreaking. RIP Uncle Billy. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”
And Kenny Tunn posted: “RIP Bill. Lovely man. Always had a hello for you.”
And similar sentiments were expressed by Jamie Fairlie, who posted: “RIP. Thoughts are with his family – what a gentleman.”
Other Perth residents expressed their sadness, with Debbie Smith commenting: “Thoughts are with the family and friends.”
And Margaret Latto added: “So sad. Thoughts are with his family.”
Jackie Unsworth posted: “So sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to his family. RIP Billy.”
* During the search of the Tay, firefighters identified a piece of metal they had concerns for and the bomb disposal squad were called. However, it turned out to be a simple metal pole.