Edinburgh man found dead in Aberdeen harbour

Aberdeen Harbour. Pic: Craig Stephen

Aberdeen Harbour. Pic: Craig Stephen

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A Man found dead in Aberdeen harbour has been named as Edinburgh resident Stuart Wallace.

Mr Wallace, 46, who police said was from the Edinburgh area, was found on Thursday morning in the water at Aberdeen Harbour.

Police Scotland were alerted to the grim discovery just after 8am and his body was quickly removed from the water.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police were alerted to the discovery of a male’s body at Aberdeen Harbour at 8.15am yesterday.

“There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”

A scallop fisherman from Buckie said the body was floating in the water when his vessel came into port.

The fishing boat was heading towards Albert Quay to drop off a catch when the crew noticed police vehicles at the far end of the dock.

The fisherman, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We were in here at around 6.30am or seven in the morning.

“We knew there was something going on. They came up with a small boat and took the body out.

“That must have been 8am.”

The man’s body was found just yards from the base of Aberdeen harbour cruise, which is run by Clyde Cruises.

Staff from the company were said to have arrived after the incident was cleared, around 10am.

Aberdeen Coastguard were not involved with the recovery of Mr Wallace’s body.