Police appeal to identify man found dead in water at beauty spot

Police have been unable to establish who the man is is to notify his next-of kin.

Police enquiries underway after body of a man found in water at Lochan Na Craoibhe in Glencoe CC BY-SA 2.0 via geograph.org.uk
Lochan na Craoibhe by Tony Ferrie, licensed for reuse under CC BY-SA 2.0 via geograph.org.uk

The public are being asked for help to identify a man who was discovered in a body of water in Glencoe.

Police said the body of a man aged between 40 to 60 years old was discovered at Lochan Na Craoibhe, at around 6.30pm. on Wednesday June 29.

The man is described as white with dark hair, and when he was found he was wearing a Regatta blue lightweight waterproof jacket, size XL, a Pep&Co purple/mauve T-shirt with a graphic of palm trees, size XXL, and black Gelert walking boots which were a size 10.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective sergeant Louise Thewlis, of Aviemore police office, said: “Extensive police enquiries are continuing to identify this man. 

“Despite our investigations, we have not been able to establish who he is, and we are appealing to the public for any assistance so we can notify his next-of-kin.

“I would urge anyone who recognises his description to please come forward.

“I’m also appealing for witnesses who may have been in the local area in the past week.

“Alternatively, if you have concerns about a male family member or friend who matches this description, and has not been in contact, then please let us know.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference number 2817 of Wednesday, June 29, 2022.