THE body found near Pennan on Sunday evening was that of taxi driver Robert Stevenson (65), of Portsoy.
His family have issued a statement through Police Scotland:
"The family of Mr Stevenson is devastated with the outcome of what has been a very difficult few days.
"Robert was a devoted husband and much loved dad and will be very sorely missed.
"The family would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the search in any way and ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time."
The police confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances.