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Search for woman swept into river ‘stood down’ as heavy rain batters Scotland

Flooding shuts schools and disrupts travel, with severe weather warnings in place and ‘highest risk to riverside communities’

Police Scotland have “stood down” searches for a woman who was swept into the River Don near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire on Friday as heavy rain continued to batter much of eastern Scotland.

The force said in a statement late on Friday evening: “Around 3.05pm on Friday, November 18, police were called to the River Don near to Monymusk following a report of concern for a woman in the water.

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