A man has died after a boat capsized just outside a Highland harbour.
Two men were aboard the boat which was off Brora, a village in the east of Sutherland.
One of the men managed to swim to the shore and survived, while his companion was rescued from the water and airlifted to hospital in Inverness, but he did not survive.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police can confirm that a man has died after a boat capsized in the harbour at Brora this afternoon.
“Police were informed of the incident shortly before 4.10pm and the man was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital where he sadly died.
“Another man was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries.
“The man’s next of kin have been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
A spokesman for Aberdeen Coastguard added: “HM Coastguard has been coordinating the response after a report was received of a boat capsizing in the water just outside Brora Harbour.
“Dornoch inshore rescue boat, HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter based in Inverness and both Dornoch and Wick Coastguard Rescue Teams were sent.
“Both people onboard were in the water. One made it to shore while the other was rescued and airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by helicopter.”