A BODY has been recovered during the search for missing man Andrew Ballantyne. 

The 35-year-old was last seen more than two weeks ago in Stonehouse.

On Monday morning, officers recovered a body from water near Canderside Toll in Larkhall.

Formal identification is still to take place but Andrew's family have been informed. 

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A statement on Lanarkshire Police Division's Facebook page said: "Police Scotland can confirm that around 11am on Monday, October 19, officers from the Dive and Marine Unit recovered the body of a man from water near Canderside Toll in Larkhall.

"Although formal identification has still to take place, the family of Andrew Ballantyne, who was reported missing from Stonehouse on 6 October, has been informed.

"A full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."