A body has been found at a Fife beach after a day of intensive searches for a missing dog walker.
Leuchars woman Maureen Bannister, 43, was last seen on Sunday afternoon and search teams, assisted by a helicopter, spent most of Monday searching for her around the north end of Tentsmuir near Tayport.
The crews were out at Kinshaldy Beach near Tentsmuir at 7.10pm on Monday and left around an hour later.
Police confirmed a body had been found but had not been identified.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm that a body has been recovered from Tentsmuir Beach, east Fife, during the evening of December 14.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
Earlier in the day, a police helicopter and dogs, as well as lifeboats and coastguard, joined the search.
They were hoping for a positive outcome after her dog was found alive.
Maureen was last seen on Sunday and last spoke to her dad on the phone at 2pm that day.
Ms Bannister is known to walk her dog in and around Tentsmuir Forest and the pet was found near her car in the Tayport area shortly after Ms Bannister was reported missing.