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'Unexplained' death after man's body found off Isle of Lismore

The death of a man whose body was found in water off the Isle of Lismore in Argyll and Bute is being treated as unexplained, police have said.

The unidentified man was found at 20:00 on Friday by passengers in a boat which was travelling to Bernera Bay.

His body was recovered from the water by police divers on Saturday afternoon.

The man, described as white, had a wallet with a New Zealand Fern motif and a train ticket issued on Tuesday 26 June from Morar to Fort William.

He was wearing blue denims with a black leather belt with "Levi" on the steel buckle.

Extensive enquiries

He was also wearing a white vest and a dark coloured t-shirt with horizontal pin stripes and black worker style boots.

The man also had a watch on his left wrist, which is described as having a white metal strap and a black oblong face.

Ch Insp Brian Auld, of Strathclyde Police, said: "We are continuing extensive inquiries across Strathclyde and with our colleagues in other forces across the UK and Northern Ireland to try to identify the man.

"It is entirely possible that the man was a tourist and therefore I would appeal to proprietors of local B&B's, hostels and hotels for assistance.

"I would appeal to anyone with information on the identity of this man to call police so that we can reunite his body with his family."

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