Identity confirmed of body found on St Andrews beach

Kieran McCann.
Kieran McCann.

Police have confirmed the body found on a beach in St Andrews yesterday afternoon (Thursday) is that of 18-year-old Kieran McCann.

The first-year St Andrews University student, from California, USA, went missing after a night out with friends and was last seen by friends in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

His body was found on the beach near The Scores.

Police said that a post-mortem examination was still to take place.

However, there are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his tragic death.