A man was killed after falling into the sea from cliffs in Orkney yesterday.
Emergency services were scrambled to the scene at Yesnaby between Stromness and Sandwick at about 2.30pm.
The Stromness lifeboat arrived 15 minutes later and the inflatable Y boat was launched.
A spokesman for the lifeboat crew said they were called after reports of a “person falling into the water from the cliff top”.
The coastguard helped to direct the boat to the man, who was taken onboard and transferred to the main lifeboat.
The lifeboat immediately set off for Stromness and collected a coastguard paramedic who was lowered from a helicopter off the Black Craig.
The lifeboat returned to Stromness harbour a few minutes later and was met by coastguard and medical teams
At around 7.30pm last night, police confirmed the man had died.
A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a man died after falling from the cliffs at Yesnaby, Orkney today, Monday June 26, at 2.15pm.
“Officers were assisted by HM Coastguard helicopter and a lifeboat.
“Inquiries are ongoing, but there are no suspicious circumstances and no further details will be available until next of kin have been fully informed.
“Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”
It is the second death on the islands in as many days.
On Sunday, the body of a 39-year-old Polish national was recovered from the water at Kirkwall Harbour after the alarm was raised by a member of the public.
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.