A surfer has died after being pulled unconscious from the sea off the west coast of Lewis.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at Barvas at around 11.40am after reports of the unconscious man.
First on the scene was an ambulance crew who then requested the help of the coastguard.
A senior coastguard operations officer was sent to the scene, along with coastguard rescue teams from Stornoway, Bragar and Ness.
The surfer was given CPR at the scene before the coastguard helicopter arrived.
The casualty was flown around 11 miles across the island to Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway.
A coastguard team also manned the helipad at the hospital.
The man was later pronounced dead.
Police officers also attended the scene.
A police spokesman said: “Inquiries are ongoing into the circumstances and the procurator fiscal has been informed.
“No further information will be released until the next of kin have been informed.”
Barvas bay is popular with surfers for its year-round consistent waves.
Local councillor Kenny John Macleod said he was aware of many visitors camping on the shore to surf.
He said: “This is terribly sad news indeed.”
In March, tourist Agnes Proudhon-Smith was swept to her death by a wave at a Hebridean beauty spot on Harris.
The 50-year-old London-based professional photographer and mum-of-two was taking pictures from a position on the rocks at Nisabost beach when tragedy struck.