14th August 2018
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Woman found dead in sea off Sumburgh named as mother-of-two

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The woman whose body was recovered from the sea below Sumburgh Head on Sunday has been named as Susan Beattie, 42, a married mother of two who lived in Virkie.

A full search operation was launched on Sunday afternoon in the area to the north-west of Sumburgh Head after the alarm was raised by birdwatchers. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Inspector Eddie Graham said it was tragedy and the thoughts of police officers were with the family at this time.

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