A body has been discovered on a Fife beach over a fortnight after three men died in a boating tragedy in the Forth.
Police are in attendance on the shore at West Wemyss following the discovery this afternoon.
It comes on the day that the funeral of the only person recovered from the tragedy, 30-year-old Birrell Stewart of East Wemyss, was taking place.
The bodies of Jason Buchan, 35, who also lived in the village, and David Stead, who is understood to have moved to the area from Hartlepool, have remained undiscovered since the boat they were fishing in overturnedon August 10.
Lifeboats from Anstruther and Kinghorn were involved in the search, as well as the Rescue 131 RAF helicopter from Boulmer and three coastguard teams from Kinghorn, Leven and St Andrews.
Though Mr Stewart was recovered from the water around a mile from the coast, he was pronounced dead at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee soon after.
His funeral was taking place locally.
Confirming today’s discovery, a spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police in Fife were called to West Wemyss today where a man’s body was recovered from the shoreline.
“Officers were alerted at around 1pm by a member of the public who made the discovery.
“A formal identification will now be carried out and Family Liaison Officers have informed the relatives of the two men who were reported missing following the fishing boat tragedy, which occurred off East Wemyss on Monday, August 10.”