A FORMER Glenrothes man has been found dead in a north of Scotland waterway.
Police have launched a major probe following the discovery of William McGough’s body in a river near his home in Wick, Caithness.
His death is being treated as “unexplained” pending the results of a post-mortem.
Detectives were unable to say whether his death was being classed as suspicious.
Officers are trying to piece together Mr McGough’s final movements and are appealing for witnesses who saw the father-of-one, who is though to have lived in the area for some time, in the hours before his death.
A police spokesman added: “Specialist crime division, major inquiry team north, are continuing the investigation into the death of a man in Wick.
“The body of a 30-year-old man was found by a member of the public at about 6.30 a.m on Saturday.”
Mr McGough leaves behind a son, three year-old Corey, who lives with his mother, Jade Campbell, in Wick.”