Bodies Found In Search For Missing Couple
1 December 2018, 11:41
Search teams looking for a couple whose car was found washed up on a beach in bad weather have found two bodies.
Susan and James Kenneavy's Ford Kuga was found empty on Drummore beach near Stranraer in south-west Scotland on Thursday morning, sparking a major search operation.
Heavy rain had led to flooding on the Drummore coastal road the previous day.
Police Scotland said the body of a woman was found at the edge of the water in Port William, Newton Stewart, at around 8.15am on Saturday.
The body of a man was found nearby around half an hour later.
In a statement, the force said: "Although formal identification has still to take place, it is believed to be the missing couple and their next of kin has been informed.
"A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
"Our thoughts are with their family at this time."
Following the discovery of the vehicle, search teams worked into the night on Thursday looking for the couple - and air, sea and land
searches took place on Friday.
The efforts had involved local lifeboats, Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and the Coastguard and Rescue 936 search helicopter.