Fears over man 'lost in flood river' missing camper's bags washed up in scotland.
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CATA CONSUMER A MISSING camper is feared dead in last weekend's storms, after two of his bags were found washed up beside a flooded river.
Police are hunting for Terence Kilbride, who was staying in the Aberdeen area of Scotland which he often visited, staying in a tent.
The 48-year-old's belongings were discovered several days ago and he was reported missing on Monday.
His bags were found in the Bridge of Dee area of Aberdeen.
Terence Kilbride Officers have released a photo of Mr Kilbride, who comes from Warrington, as Inspector David Paterson, from Police Scotland, said: "Given the recent inclement weather, we are extremely concerned to trace Mr Kilbride and confirm he is safe and well.
"A photograph, which is a few years old, has been provided and we are asking people to see if they recognise him. "Mr Kilbride is known to go camping and spend time outdoors and it is thought he may have been camping in the Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire areas. It is also thought that he may have a bicycle with him.
"If you have any information which may help us trace Mr Kilbride, please contact us on 101."
Police divers are scouring the river for the missing man, who is described as 6ft tall with short dark greying hair and blue eyes.
Flood warnings were issued across Scotland over the New Year as heavy rain from Storm Frank battered the country.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) issued a "severe flooding - danger to life" notice for Whitesands, in Dumfries and Galloway, and for the River Tweed, in Peebles, in the Borders.
Throughout Scotland, there were around 70 flood warnings and 12 flood alerts in place.
Bridge of Dee, near Aberdeen, where Mr Kilbride's belongings were found Picture: RICHARD FREW