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Man who died on beach at Longniddry Bents identified

Scott Calder Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Scott Calder's family said he was "a beloved son, a loving boyfriend and a wonderful friend to all who knew him"

Police have identified a man who died on a beach at Longniddry.

Scott Dunn Calder, 23, who lived in Edinburgh but was originally from Glasgow, had been at the Oktoberfest event at Gosford House the previous evening.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

He was found lying unconscious on the beach at Longniddry Bents by a member of the public at about 07:45 on Sunday and was later pronounced dead.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Mr Calder's family said: "The shock and profound loss that we are feeling at this time cannot be put into words.

"Scott was a beloved son, a loving boyfriend and a wonderful friend to all who knew him.

"He had just achieved his masters degree from Edinburgh Napier University and had his whole life ahead of him."

'Made us proud'

The statement added: "Every day he made us proud and we are devastated beyond belief that he is gone.

"As a family we will try to support one another through this most difficult of times and ask that our privacy be respected while we grieve."

Det Insp Paul Batten said: "Our deepest sympathies are with Scott's family and we will provide them with all the necessary support and assistance they may require.

"Our inquiries continue to confirm all of Scott's movements after leaving the Oktoberfest event and anyone ‎with any relevant information is asked to come forward."

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