Mystery man dies after being pulled from sea


A man who was rescued from the sea at St Andrews has died in hospital.

He was seen unconscious in the water at East Sands by a member of the public at 8.25am yesterday morning.

The man was recovered by the coastguard service and airlifted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where sadly he was pronounced dead.

A beach towel and clothing were found on the beach.

The deceased man has yet to be identified. He is described as 5ft 3in tall, aged between 50 and 70, with a tanned complexion, grey and black hair, slight stubble and blue eyes.

Police say a  beach towel, a pink Cotton Traders polo shirt, a pair of George of Asda sunglasses and a pair of white size six Lonsdale trainers were recovered from the shore.

Detective Inspector Christopher Mill said, “Our inquiries continue to establish the identity of the man and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that can assist us.”

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