A LARGE-scale search and rescue mission ended in tragedy on Monday morning when the body of a 60-year old Dunragit man was found on the coast by Ringdoo Point.
Members of the police, Galloway Mountain Rescue from Newton Stewart and Moffat, Lifeboat and RNLI crews were all involved in the hunt for Thomas Langshaw who was reported missing after he failed to come home from a Sunday afternoon walk.
GMRT team leader Mike McCann said that at about 7.30m on Sunday, his team were called to assist police in the search, which was concentrating on the Luce Sands area.
He said: “Along with HM Coastguard search teams, Stranraer Lifeboat crew, a Royal Navy Rescue 177 helicopter from HMS Gannet, three SARDA Search and Rescue Dogs, 22 Galloway MRT personnel were involved in a co-ordinated search around Torrs Warren and Ringdoo Point near Dunragit.
“Our initial search continued until around 2.30am at which time we suspended our activities until first light. At 8.00am we were joined by colleagues from Moffat MRT and continued our search.”
Mr Langshaw’s body was discovered at 9am on Monday and police say there are no suspicious circumstances.