The hunt for Allan Bryant has become one of the biggest missing person inquiries ever seen in Fife.
The 24-year old Glenrothes man has been missing for six months with no clues as to what has happened.
He has missed Christmas and New Year as well as his the birthday of dad, also Allan, and his sister Amy’s 18th.
His family have campaigned extensively to keep his case in the public eye, and a £2000 reward has been posted.
But there have been no sightings since he vanished after leaving Stx in the early hours of November 3.
Garry McEwan, Local Police Commander, said this week, the investigation was ongoing in a bid to bring his devastated family some news.
‘‘I have never seen a missing person case like it,’’ he said. ‘‘We have brought in divers, helicopters, and used heat-seeking devices. The family have done so much to generate huge exposure to keep Allan in the public domain.
‘‘I know they are desperate for news to find out what has happened.’’
Mr McEwan estimated that tens of thousands of police hours had gone into the inquiry already.
Last week divers returned to the River Leven, parts of which had previously been too unsafe to search, and they were also looking at Stenton Pond.
This week the family planned to unveil a five foot long banner at the Links Market in Kirkcaldy which brings over 100,000 people to town.
Police will also hand out posters and leaflets detailing Allan’s disappearance in a hope of triggering someone’s memory as the search continues.
Added Mr McEwan: ‘‘We are in almost daily contact with the family. It has been such a difficult time for them - we are doing everything we can to find Allan.’’