A YOUNG dad whose body was discovered on the beach at Fisherrow on Friday morning was due to become a father for the second time this week.

Darran Everett, 25, disappeared after leaving his Musselburgh home on Thursday evening.

Police have since revealed that they have called in independent investigators to review their handling of the incident.

The Courier understands that concerns had been raised about Mr Everett’s safety prior to his disappearance after he came to the attention of police.

Mr Everett, originally from Newcastle, had a young son and was preparing for the arrival of his second child this week when he disappeared.

His brother Wayne told the Courier that he contacted Police Scotland on Saturday, the day after his body had been found, to report him missing.

He said: “I was asked a number of questions about tattoos and so on and then I was informed later by phone that Darran was dead. They breached protocol by informing the family that way. There are a lot of questions surrounding what happened to Darran and we want answers.”

Superintendent Alexander Blair of Lothians and Scottish Borders Division said: “Police in East Lothian attended at Musselburgh Harbour on Friday, October 13, where the body of a man was recovered.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Following a review of the circumstances leading to this incident, Police Scotland has referred the matter to the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner. We will provide them with all the necessary assistance they require during their investigation.”