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Canal body is missing 92-year-old
Alexander Sinclair
Alexander Sinclair enjoyed walking for three miles every day
A body recovered from the Union Canal has been confirmed as that of a missing pensioner from West Lothian.

The family of 92-year-old Alexander "Sandy" Sinclair has been informed. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

A massive search using dogs, divers and helicopters had been ongoing since the Broxburn man went missing on Friday.

His son, David Sinclair, 58, said the family was absolutely shattered and his grandchildren were devastated.

He said his father's disappearance had been out of character and that he had been a very fit man.

Recovered body

Mr Sinclair added: "He was expecting my brother, Dennis, on Friday morning and he never leaves the house if someone is coming.

"When my brother arrived he found the blinds closed, which is very unusual and a light on in the back kitchen, so he knew something was wrong."

Lothian and Borders Police confirmed that they had recovered a body from the Union Canal in Broxburn on Tuesday.

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