The latest statement from the Police Scotland has confirmed they are keeping the family of the man informed about their operation after a search that lasted Wednesday evening and throughout Thursday morning.
Chief Inspector Scott Richardson said: “A recovery operation is underway at Thriepmuir Reservoir near Balerno today (Thursday, 15 July) after a man was seen to get into difficulties in the water on Wednesday, 14 July.
“Emergency services responded to the scene around 5.35pm and searches were carried out. These continue today and the man’s family are being kept fully informed.
“Threipmuir Reservoir Car Park on Mansfield Road is currently closed to the public to allow for emergency service access, along with the footpath around the reservoir. We ask that the public avoid the area.”