A shepherd and boatman died after falling overboard while taking a visitor to a privately owned island in the Inner Hebrides.
Iain Munro, 60, who lives on Gometra, was transporting his passenger to the island when the accident occurred.
The man, who has not been named, managed to paddle the boat ashore and raised the alarm.
A Stornoway Coastguard spokeswoman said a call for assistance was made by the passenger when he arrived at a house on Gometra, which lies west of Mull and next to Ulva, at about 7.10am on Saturday.
She said: “He reported that he had been in a boat with another male and that he believed that male had gone overboard.
“He managed to paddle the boat he had been on to land.”
She said the coastguard helicopter, Rescue 100 based in Stornoway, Oban and Tobermory lifeboats and coastguard rescue teams for Knock, Ross of Mull, Craignure and Tobermory turned out to search for him.
The coastguard also put out a mayday call and several small vessels that had been in the area joined the search.
The spokeswoman said the casualty was found on the shore of the Isle of Ulva.
A police spokeswoman added: “We can confirm that, at around 8am on Saturday, police were contacted by the Stornoway Coastguard regarding an incident on the Isle of Ulva.
“With assistance from the coastguard, the body of a 60-year-old man was recovered from the shore line on the Gometra peninsula.
“A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death. However, the death is not being treated as suspicious. Following significant inquiries, no criminality has been established.
“Relatives are aware and a full report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
A spokesman for Oban Lifeboat said: “Both lifeboats worked together to carry out a thorough search around the island.”
Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie said: ‘This was a very distressing incident and the loss of this very well respected gentleman will be a devastating blow to the local community on the west coast of Mull.
“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved at this very sad time.”