A 53-year-old male has been left with serious injuries after falling from a pier into the sea on Skye.
The unidentified male, believed to be from the local area, was at Broadford Pier around 4pm on Thursday when he fell off the platform, plunging into the ocean below.
The stranded male remained in the water for some time as emergency service raced to the scene to bring him safely ashore.
Police were first made aware of the ‘unfortunate accident’ at 4.10pm on Thursday.
Portree Police Sergeant David Canning said: “Our thoughts at this time are very much with the family and friends of this male who has been involved in an unfortunate accident. I would also extend our thanks to the public for their quick thinking in assisting to recover the male and providing medical assistance. Our enquiries are on-going to establish the full circumstances and I would ask anyone with information who has not yet spoken to an officer to get in touch. Information can be passed to Portree police station on 101.”
One appliance from Broadford fire station was also at the scene following a request for assistance by police at 4.42pm.
Portree and Kyle Coastguard rescue teams swiftly launched into action alongside the Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat crew following reports of a man in the water.
Upon arrival, the local lifeboat team pulled the casualty from the ocean onto their vessel before bringing him back to shore to be treated by on scene paramedics.
Following treatment at the scene, the male casualty was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow for further medical attention, after sustaining serious injuries during the fall.
His condition currently remains unknown.