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Missing angler found dead on St Cyrus shore

Fraser Carrington, aged 32 and from the Fife area, was last seen in the seafront area of St Cyrus during the evening of Saturday 1 February.

Fraser Carrington, aged 32 and from the Fife area, was last seen in the seafront area of St Cyrus during the evening of Saturday 1 February.

A body which washed up on the St Cyrus shore has been formally identified as that of missing Fife angler Fraser Carrington.

Mr Carrington, from Dysart, near Kirkcaldy, was fishing at Tangle-Ha, north of St Cyrus, when he disappeared in the early hours of Sunday, February 2.

The 32-year-old had been out with another angler who reported his companion missing at around 3 a.m.

Shortly after, an extensive search of the coastline was carried out.

Four coastguard rescue teams from Montrose, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Aberdeen were involved in a search on Sunday, along with the Montrose RNLI all-weather lifeboat Moonbeam.

Police Scotland confirmed that the body of male was found on the shore close to St Cyrus last Friday (February 7,) at around 9 am by a member of the public.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the body has been identified as that of Fraser Carrington, who had previously been reported missing.

“Next of kin have been informed and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

“There are no suspicious circumstances.”

 

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