POLICE are asking members of the public to help them find a missing Dalry man.

Officers are appealing for information on 48-year-old George Winters, who was reported missing from the town yesterday (Sunday) and is believed to be in the Greenock area.

Earlier this morning, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed rescue teams from Largs and Greenock "have been assisting Police Scotland with an incident" today, July 3.

A spokesperson for the MCA said the alarm was raised at around 5am and the RNLI's inshore lifeboat from Helensburgh was also sent to the scene at the Esplanade.

Mr Winters was last seen at around 7.15pm on Sunday, July 2, when he bought a takeaway in New Street in his hometown.

According to police, he is believed to have travelled in his car, a grey Peugeot 307 Sport, registration SH56 UPG, and parked at the esplanade in Greenock.

The missing man is described as around five feet, eight inches tall and has receding dark hair. It is not known what he was wearing.

Inspector Michael Cowan said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to trace George. This is out of character and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“We are asking anyone who may have seen George or know where he is to get in touch.

“If anyone saw his car being driven in the Greenock area or has dash-cam or private CCTV from the Esplanade area of the town that could help with our efforts to trace him then please also get in touch."

Anyone who can assist police with their enquiries is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 0030 of Monday July 3, 2023.