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Mystery man, 76, found unconscious on beach identified

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Image caption A member of the public raised the alarm after spotting the man in the water at East Sands, St Andrews

Police have established the identity of a man who died after being found unconscious on a Fife beach.

The breakthrough came a day after an appeal was launched to trace his loved ones.

The 76-year-old, who has not been named, was spotted in the water at East Sands, St Andrews at about 20:25 on Monday.

He was recovered by the coastguard and airlifted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where he was pronounced dead.

A force spokeswoman said: "The death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious."

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