Seven years on from boat tragedy, wife faces tough decision

A GRIEVING widow is preparing to make a heartbreak decision and ask that her missing husband is of?cially declared dead.

Dad of two Alex McCormack was 37 when he and a teenage pal failed to return from a ?shing trip on Boxing Day in 2003.

A massive three-day search by the coastguard, lifeboat crews, police patrol boats and an RAF helicopter covered 2700 square miles of

the Firth of Forth but failed to ?nd them and it was two weeks before the body of 17-year-old Alan Fraser from Grangemouth who had joined him on the ill-fated day out was recovered from the water off Inchcolm Island.

Alex, a former soldier, has not been seen since.

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