Male named in harbour plunge

Police Scotland have identified the male.
Police Scotland have identified the male.

The body of a male was pulled from Fraserburgh Harbour this week after it is believed his vehicle plunged into its waters.

After Police Scotland had received reports from members of the public on Tuesday night, the emergency services, including the coastguard and Fire and Rescue, were called to the North breakwater.

“As a result of this report Police Scotland, Maritime Coastguard Agency, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Scottish Ambulance attended and a search was commenced where the vehicle was last seen,” said a spokesperson.

On Wednesday morning came the grim news that the vehicle and one body had been accounted for following the search. Police Scotland said: “In the early hours of Wednesday, October 9 with the assistance from the Fraserburgh RNLI Lifeboat, a vehicle was recovered with the body of a male within, he was the sole occupant of the vehicle.”

It is understood that a Police Scotland Dive and Marine Unit had also been deployed at Fraserburgh Harbour to assist with the search.

On Wednesday afternoon, the male was named as 48-year-old Greig Wood from the Fraserburgh area. Police Scotland said that it is not believed that there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.