Police attended Silverknowes beach this morning following the discovery of a body on the shoreline.
A Police Spokesperson said “I can confirm that a body of a male has been discovered on the beach at Silverknowes. An investigation is underway and we will release more information when we have it available”
One local who was in the area said “It was horrible; the body was on the beach and the police were using a sheet to keep it covered, but you could clearly see what it was.”
The Coastguard assisted Paramedics in recovering the body from the beach to a waiting ambulance.