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Police appeal for help to identify body found on shoreline

The man was discovered by officers in South Queensferry on Thursday.

By STV News

Published 04 Mar 2016.

Police are trying to identify a man whose body was recovered from the shoreline in South Queensferry, Edinburgh.

Officers responded to a report that a body had been seen in the water at around 10.20am on Thursday.

It was recovered from the shoreline at Hawes Pier, where the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not carrying any identification at the time and inquiries are now under way to establish his identity, Police Scotland said.

The man was white, around 5ft 10in, in his late 40s with blackish grey receding hair and a medium build.

He was wearing a black button-front jacket, blue hooded top with full zip and white toggles, blue denim Levi jeans, a black hat, black scarf and navy gloves.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death at this stage, a police spokeswoman said.

Detective sergeant Kevin Tait said: "Our investigation is continuing to establish this man's identity and we would ask anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiries to contact police on 101."

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