Stephen Groody named as man in Duncansby Head 'car plunge'

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A man whose body was recovered from the sea after a car apparently plunged 200ft off a cliff in Caithness has been named by police.

Stephen Groody, 48, was from John O'Groats.

A coastguard helicopter and lifeboat were called at about 13:19 on Wednesday after reports of a car in the water at Duncansby Head.

However, rescue services were unable to recover the vehicle as it had moved into deeper water.

The operation was stood down overnight, but police divers resumed their search on Thursday, assisted by Wick Lifeboat.

Police later confirmed that the body of a man had been recovered.

A Police Scotland spokesman said the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

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