A BODY has been recovered during the search for missing kayaker Dominic Jackson.
Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity, however Mr Jackson’s family have been informed of the development.
Inspector Kevin Goldie, who has been leading this week’s Police operation, said: "I can confirm that a body was discovered in the water near Lybster at around midday today (Thursday February 9) during air searches by the Police Scotland helicopter. Wick lifeboat was also launched to assist.
"Formal identification has yet to take place, however the family of missing person Dominic Jackson has been updated and we are liaising closely with them.
"Further information will be released when available."