TRIBUTES are pouring in for a Midlothian man who was found dead in a canal in Amsterdam yesterday.
Chris Nelson, from Eskbank, was visiting a friend in the Dutch city last month when he went missing after taking an early morning walk.
Yesterday, a statement on the Missing Chris Nelson Facebook page read: “It is with the deepest, saddest regret that I have to inform you all that the body pulled from the Amsterdam canal is that of Chris Nelson.
“Chris’s family would again like to thank everyone for their support but would appreciate some privacy at this time.”
Friends and family have since paid tribute to the former bar manager on the dedicated Facebook page.
Natalie McMillan wrote: “RIP Chris Nelson, heaven has gained an angel too early.”
Tracy Munro wrote: “I’m absolutely devastated for you all. Such sad news.”
Friends have also left tributes on his mum’s Facebook page, Donna Nelson.
Suzanne Paterson wrote: “Donna, I’m heartbroken to read the news of Chris.
“My thoughts are with you all at this awful time.”