Body found on shore named as missing man Ian Carruthers

Body find The body was discovered on the beach at Portling by a man out walking

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Police say a body found by a walker on a beach in Dumfries and Galloway has been identified as that of a missing Annan man.

Ian Carruthers, 30, was last seen at about 01:30 on Friday 17 January in the Longmeadow Avenue area of the town.

Ian Carruthers Ian Carruthers was last seen in Annan in the early hours of the morning of Friday 17 January

His body was discovered on the shore at the village of Portling on Friday.

Police Scotland said a post-mortem examination was taking place and inquiries into his disappearance continued.

Forensic officers who recovered the body form the shoreline said it been in the water for a considerable time.

Extensive land and sea searches, door-to-door inquiries and a CCTV appeal have been carried out since Mr Carruthers disappeared shortly before his 31 birthday.

His family had made an emotional appeal to try to help trace him.

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