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Body found in search for missing St Andrews student

Police searching for a missing St Andrews student have recovered a body from a beach in the town.

Kieran McCann, originally from Los Angeles, has been missing from his student flat since Tuesday night.

Officers searching for the 18-year-old confirmed they had recovered a body from a beach, although no formal identification has yet been made.

Fellow students called off plans for a mass search for Mr McCann following the find.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said inquiries were ongoing to establish the circumstances of the death.

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