Search continues for missing Salcombe man

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Update: Robert Johnston has been found safe and well.

The search for a missing Salcombe man continues, a week after he was last seen.

Today’s search was based at South Sands with police using a drone to search from the air.

Robert Johnston known as Rab, aged 40 has not been seen since Thursday, 24th May.

Robert Johnston

Mr Johnston, who lives in Salcombe is described as a white male, slim build, short cut mousey hair which is slightly greying He habitually wears baggy jeans and a hoody.

Photo: Facebook/ Torbay Coastguard

Senior Coastguard Operations Officer Drew Parkinson has asked the public not to speculate, posting on twitter:

“Please do not speculate. Facts are as follows:
1. Robert ‘Rab’ Johnston is still missing.
2. A major search operation was conducted by HMCG, Police & Fire today based at South Sands.
3. The shelter on the beach was a Coastguard shelter for searchers. This was NOT a forensic tent.”

If you have any information on Rabs whereabouts please call the police on 101 quoting Log 945 25/05/18.

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