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Body recovered from Highland sea loch

The Stornoway Coastguard
The Stornoway Coastguard

A 63-year-old man has died after falling into the water at a fish farm in the Highlands.

A massive rescue operation was launched after the alarm was raised at Loch Shieldaig, near Torridon in Wester Ross, at around 8.30am this morning.

The man’s body was later pulled from the sea loch and pronounced dead at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The man’s body was recovered from the water and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances, although the death is not believed to be suspicious.

“His next of kin are aware and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal in due course.”

The HM Coastguard search-and-rescue helicopter from Stornoway attended the scene alongside the Applecross, Gairloch and Loch Ewe Coastguard Rescue Teams and Portree and Kyle RNLI lifeboats.

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