A crofter who was airlifted to hospital today after going missing while gathering sheep in Harris has died.
A search was launched after the man was reported missing when he failed to return from a trip to a hillside near Huisinish.
The alarm was raised with Stornoway Coastguards and teams from Tarbert, Scalpay and Stornoway were involved in a search along with a rescue helicopter.
The crofter was found in a location which could not be accessed by vehicle and was airlifted by helicopter from the site. He was then flown to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway where he later died.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 2.30 pm on Monday 3 August 2020, police received a concern for person call after a man failed to return from a trip on Harris.
“A search and rescue operation was launched and the man was located in the Hushinish area and taken to hospital where he died.
“The death is not suspicious and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”