Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man's body found on Cramond shoreline

Image caption The Queensferry lifeboat, which was launched to assist police officers

Lothian and Borders Police have started an investigation following the discovery of a man's body on the foreshore at Cramond in Edinburgh.

Officers were alerted early on Saturday morning.

Police requested the assistance of the Queensferry lifeboat, which was launched at about 10:30.

No information has been released concerning the identity of the dead man. A police spokesman said their inquiries were at an early stage.

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