Body found in South Queensferry

A body was discovered at Hawes Pier in South Queensferry
A body was discovered at Hawes Pier in South Queensferry

A body was recovered from Hawes Pier in South Queensferry and Police in Edinburgh are appealing for help from the public to identify the man.

Officers responded to a report that a body had been seen in the water around 10.20am on Thursday March 3.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and inquiries are now underway to determine who the man was as he was not carrying any identification at the time.

A police statement said: “The man is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall with blackish grey receding hair in his late 40s and medium build. He was wearing a black button-front jacket, blue hooded top with full zip and white toggles, blue denim Levi jeans, black hat, black scarf and navy gloves.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death at this stage.”

Police ask anyone with information to contact 101.