May take weeks to identify body found in harbour

Missing: Viktors Asitkovs went missing on January 28 around Fraserburgh town centre.'Picture: Submitted
Missing: Viktors Asitkovs went missing on January 28 around Fraserburgh town centre.'Picture: Submitted

The body of a male found at Fraserburgh Harbour on Sunday could take weeks to identify according to police.

The body was discovered after being spotted in the Balaclava Basin on Sunday at 1.45pm. Emergency services were called and with the assistance of Fraserburgh Life Boat they were able to remove the body from the water.

Lifeboat coxswain Victor Sutherland said: “Everybody played their role to the best of their abilities in retrieving the body. I’m pleased that this will perhaps give a family closure.”

Local Inspector John Esson said: “There is an ongoing investigation into the body found at the harbour and identification is yet to be made.

“It may take a little longer to identify the male as we are not able to physically identify the body and therefore have to wait for DNA identification.

“We are looking into the possibility that it could be the body of a local missing man but we are unable to confirm anything until the DNA identification.”