A sniffer dog has been brought in to help find the bodies of two anglers that have been missing on Loch Awe since March

The family of an angler that went missing on Loch Awe almost two months ago have spoken of their hope that a sniffer dog will finally be able to locate the bodies of Stephen Carty and his friend, Tam Douglas.

As reported in the May issue of MBM, the two men were part of a party of four that got into trouble on their outboard-powered craft in the early hours of 21 March, in foggy and freezing conditions.

The bodies of Craig Currie, 30 and Stephen’s brother, William Carty, were recovered later that morning but neither Stephen nor Tam have ever been found and the search has since been scaled down.

Stephen’s Carty’s daughter, Michelle, told the Scottish Sun that the family has taken some comfort from the fact that the spaniel has identified two key search areas.

Michelle, said, “It seems that this amazing dog is trying to tell us something. The first spot is 20 metres from their campsite and the second is in the middle of the loch. We’ve been told that there will be another official dive at both spots.”