An angler died after being swept away while fishing on the River Spey.
The 68-year-old was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness after being pulled out of the water in the Knockando area.
Medics tried to revive him but were unable to save him.
The fisherman got into difficulties on Scotland’s fastest-flowing river around 5.45pm yesterday.
Local coastguard teams searched for him and the Stornoway-based search and rescue helicopter was also scrambled.
The fire brigade and police were also involved in the operation.
The pensioner was discovered in the Knockando area of the river and airlifted to hospital.
Police have launched an inquiry into the incident, which is being treated as a tragic accident, and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said last night: “I can confirm that coastguard rescue teams were assisting the police in an incident at Knockando.
“Teams from Burghead, Buckie Lossiemouth and Nairn attended and a helicopter came across from Stornoway to assist with the operation.”
A fire and rescue service spokeswoman confirmed that units from Elgin, Aberlour and Forres went to the scene.
The dead man will not be named until his next-of-kin have been informed and it was not known last night whether he was local to the Moray area or a visitor.
The Spey is the ninth-longest river in the UK, and is a favourite among salmon fishermen.
Last month holidaymaker Michel Morin was dramatically rescued as a flash flood caused water levels on the River Avon, a Spey tributary to rise rapidly.
The 73-year-old had to be airlifted from an island on the river.
A spate of heavy rainfall over the Cairngorms had caused the expanse to flood within less than an hour.
In April a search and rescue mission along the river ended with the recovery of a 17-year-old’s body at Spey Bay.