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KINGHORN LIFEBOAT RECOVERS BODY FROM FORTH

08/01/2004

Kinghorn's Atlantic 75 lifeboat brought the body of a man ashore at Burntisland earlier today after he was spotted floating in the stormy waters of the Firth of Forth near to the shoreline of Incholm off Aberdour shortly after 1 pm.

It is thought that the body may be that of one of two fishermen who have been missing in the area since last month.

The RNLI rescue boat was launched around 2 pm crewed by Mike McErlane, Keith Hay and Michael Chalmers.

"This was a pretty straight forward recovery," explained Mike, "but we did not get back to Kinghorn until nearly 5 pm.

"The body of the man was spotted near to the north west corner of the island by someone on Inchcolm," continued Mike, "and we liaised with the Police after bringing the body into Burntisland."

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