The body of a man on a beach close to St Cyrus on Friday has been identified as that of Dysart man Fraser Carrington.
Police Scotland confirmed the identity yesterday (Sunday) and say that the 32-year-old’s next of kin have been informed. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. There are no suspicious circumstances.
Mr Carrington, an experienced sea angler, was reported missing by a friend during the early hours of last Sunday morning after a fishing trip to St Cyrus on Saturday evening.
Immediate searches by coastguard rescue teams from Montrose, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Aberdeen failed to find any sign of the missing man, but his body was found on the shore close to St Cyrus on Friday (February 7) at around 9.00 a.m. by a member of the public.
Mr Carrington, the nephew of Dysart and Kirkcaldy East councillor, Kay Carrington, lived with his parents in Dysart. He was not married and had no children.
A former member of the East Fife Shore Angling Club, where his father Leslie is president, had been fishing from a favourite spot on rocks at Tangle-Ha, north of St Cyrus, when he disappeared.
It is believed he may have been swept out to sea by a large wave.
A member of the Aberdeen Coastguard said the wind had been gusting at the time and there was a large sea swell of two to three metres.