Probe launched after body recovered from Water of Leith

Inquiries continuing after man's body recovered from Edinburgh river on Saturday morning.

Probe launched after body recovered from Water of Leith SNS Group
Police retrieved body from Water of Leith.

A man’s body was recovered from the Water of Leith in Edinburgh on Saturday morning.

Police say the body was found after they received an alert at around 7.55am.

Inquiries into the death are continuing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 7.55am on Saturday, 10 April, 2021, we received a report of the body of a man in the Water of Leith near Couper Street in Edinburgh.

“The body was recovered from the water and inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. As with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”