The body of a man recovered off the coast of Auchmithie last Thursday (September 5) has been identified as missing Montrose man Ian Low by the police.
The 59-year-old’s body was spotted by a fisherman at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, a mile and a half of the coastline of the Angus village.
His body was recovered at around 11.45 a.m. by the RNLI to Abroath Harbour and was taken away from the scene by a police coroner.
Mr Low, of Ferry Street, was reported as missing on Friday, August 2 and became the subject of a missing person enquiry.
On the day he went missing, a member of the public reported seeing what the believed to be a body floating in the water close to the cliffs north of Arbroath.
Also on Friday, August 2, police officers searched Mr Low’s house under a warrant. A number of items were taken from the house for further examination but no arrests or charges were made.
A police spokesperson said: “Mr Low’s family do not wish to make any further comments and have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.
“As with all sudden deaths a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”