Police Scotland have confirmed a body recovered from Balmedie beach in Aberdeenshire on Saturday is that of a missing man.
Alastair Done was reported missing almost three weeks ago.
Officers conducted inquiries and searched the area after the 25-year-old from Cheshire was last seen at the beach on January 5.
Detective Inspector Sam Buchan said: “Alastair’s family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly sad time.
“I would once again like to thank the members of the public who took the time to get in touch with information and to those who shared our appeals.”