Body pulled from Tay named

Police have established the identity of a man pulled from the Tay at Broughty Ferry.

Police have established the identity of a man pulled from the Tay at Broughty Ferry.

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A man whose body was pulled from the River Tay at Broughty Ferry over a week ago has been formally identified.

Police Scotland say he has been named as 57-year-old Stephen Young, who lived in the Dunblane area.

Relatives had recognised him through media appeals, which included an artist’s impression of him that had been created by an expert in craniofacial identification.

He was recovered from the water between Broughty Castle and Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station at about 8 a.m. on Friday, September 6 by the local lifeboat crew.

In addition to the public appeal, officers had carried out enquiries locally, with colleagues nationally and forces overseas in a concerted effort to find out who the deceased was.

A spokesman for Police Scotland Tayside Division said: “Tayside Division wishes to express its thanks to everyone who supported the enquiry and the media for their assistance, which helped lead to Mr Young being identified.

“No further information about Mr Young is available and his family has requested that their privacy is respected.

“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and, as with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”