Helicopter crash: It hit above his favourite seat – I think my dad is dead
A man who believes his father was in the Clutha Vaults in Glasgow when it was hit by a police helicopter fears he is dead.
John McGarrigle, 38, waited at the scene all night for news of his father, who he now believes may have died in the accident.
He said his father, who is also called John, 59, was a regular in the Clutha Vaults bar and his favourite seat was directly beneath where the aircraft came through the roof of the pub.
Police, however, said they were not able to confirm if Mr McGarrigle's father was among the victims. They confirmed that one person has been found dead, but they have yet to be named, although the death toll is expected to rise.
A total of 32 people have been taken to hospital.
Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed "deepest sympathies" with the families and friends who lost a loved one in the helicopter crash.
He thanked the emergency services who "worked tirelessly" throughout the night and also paid tribute to the bravery of "the ordinary Glaswegians who rushed to help".
Mr McGarrigle said his father was in the bar with a number of friends, one of whom he named as Sammy McGhee, who he said was also missing.
Mr McGarrigle said: "I had a deep instinct as soon as I heard, I knew something bad had happened.
"I saw where the 'copter had hit and I knew he saw in that spot al the time. From eyewitness accounts, my father was sitting in his favourite seat, right were the 'copter came in.
"(His friend) Fiona had gone to the toilet. Then bang, the 'copter came in. When she came running out the door, my dad and Sammy were gone."
The band performing in the Clutha Vaults when the helicopter hit the roof have described the incident as "horribly real".
Nine-strong Glasgow-based ska band Esperanza were on stage in The Clutha Bar when the helicopter came down at 10.25pm on Friday night.
Writing on their Facebook page, the band said they are "waking up and realising that it is all definitely horribly real".
They said in a statement: "Despite the situation everyone was so helpful and caring of each other. The police, ambulances (and) firefighters all did a stellar job and continue to do so today in extremely difficult conditions.
"Our biggest concern is that everyone is found and can get the care and help they need."