Family of Birrell Stewart left ‘devastated’ by his death

Birrell Stewart (30) who died after the boat he was in overturned off the coast of East Wemyss on Monday, August 10.

Birrell Stewart (30) who died after the boat he was in overturned off the coast of East Wemyss on Monday, August 10.

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The family of a man who died after his boat overturned off the coast of East Wemyss has paid tribute to him.

Birrell Stewart (30) died on Monday after being found in the sea off the Fife coast.

In a statement, the family said: “Our whole family are devastated at the death of Birrell.

“He was a loving son, brother and dad. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jason Buchan and David Stead who are still missing.

“We would also like to thank all the emergency services who worked so hard to try and save his life.

“We would ask for privacy while we, as a family come to terms with our loss.”

The search for Jason Buchan (35) and David Stead (47), who were also on the boat, is still on-going with Police Scotland confirming today they would search during daylight hours and reassess the situation in the morning.