Neigh­bour found Mark

Ayrshire Post - - Front Page - Sarah Hil­ley

A miss­ing man has been found dead in woods by a neigh­bour.

Mark McCub­bin’s body was dis­cov­ered fol­low­ing a huge po­lice op­er­a­tion in Dron­gan on Mon­day.

the 27- year- old was found be­side a river about 5pm. His death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

A miss­ing man has been found dead in woods by a neigh­bour out­side Dron­gan.

Po­lice launched a huge search for Mark McCub­bin, 27, on Mon­day morn­ing with the po­lice he­li­copter scan­ning the vil­lage for more than an hour.

Mark’s body was found be­side a river in a wooded area by a res­i­dent at about 5pm.

His death is not be­ing treated as sus­p­cious.

He was re­ported miss­ing at 9.40am on Mon­day morn­ing and of­fi­cers searched the vil­lage and sur­round­ing area speak­ing to fam­ily and friends to trace him.

Mark van­ished af­ter leav­ing his home ad­dress at Hol­lytree Cot­tage out­side Dron­gan at about 4pm on Sun­day.

He had no money or mo­bile phone with him and his fam­ily be­came wor­ried when he didn’t come back.

Dur­ing the search on Mon­day, a res­i­dent said: “The he­li­copter has been fly­ing over­head for about an hour and a half. There are po­lice ev­ery­where.”

Re­leas­ing a state­ment dur­ing the search, Chief In­spec­tor Gary I’An­son, Area Com­man­der, of Ayr Po­lice Of­fice, said: “We know he has been deal­ing with some per­sonal is­sues lately and as time passes, our­selves and his fam­ily are be­com­ing ex­tremely con­cerned for his well­be­ing and would ap­peal to any­one who knows Mark, or knows of his where­abouts to come for­ward and con­tact us.”

Later a po­lice spokesman said: “Around 5pm on Mon­day May 14, the body of a man was found in a wooded area.

“A l t h o u g h f o rma l iden­ti­fi­ca­tion has still to take place, it is be­lieved to be Mark McCub­bin and his fam­ily has been in­formed.

“A post mortem will take place in due course and the death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

“A full re­port will be sent to the Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal.”

Tragedy Mark McCub­bin

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