RESCUE teams have been searching for a man who went missing from an offshore installation.

The search operation was launched after the alarm was raised around 9pm on Sunday evening.  

Two oil supply vessels, a Coastguard helicopter and a Coastguard aeroplane were involved in the search, it has been confirmed. 

The installation from which the person went missing is located around 100 miles south-east of Aberdeen. 

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 9.20pm on Sunday, 22 January, 2023, officers received a report of a 50-year-old man missing from an oil rig in the North Sea.

“Police are liaising with partner agencies to establish the full circumstances.”

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