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Canal swimmer search called off

A search for a missing person seen swimming in the Caledonian Canal has been called off.

The alarm was raised at about 1530 BST when the swimmer disappeared under the water in the Muirtown Basin, near Inverness.

Police, the Coastguard and an RNLI lifeboat combed the area but found no trace of the swimmer.

The search was called off just after 2200 BST and will resume on Friday, Northern Constabulary said.

Grampian Police divers have been called in to help with the operation.

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