An angler who died after being swept away while fishing on the River Spey is believed to have been visiting the area.
The 68-year-old, who has not yet been named, was swept down the river after the boat capsized on the Knockando beat.
A search and rescue operation, involving coastguard, fire and police teams, was launched at about 5.45pm on Thursday but although they managed to pull the man from the water, he later died in hospital.
Yesterday police said inquiries into the tragedy were continuing.
A fishery board spokesman said last night: “Knockando Estate is very, very busy with the aftermath of the incident. As investigations are ongoing, it would be inappropriate for them to comment at this time.”
It is understood the pensioner and another person were on the boat heading down the river when they got into difficulty.
They threw the anchor overboard, but it snagged in the river bed and caused the boat to capsize.
While the other man managed to get to safety, the pensioner was tragically swept away.
Coastguard rescue teams from Burghead, Buckie, Lossiemouth and Nairn, along with fire crews from Elgin, Aberlour and Forres and police. were involved in the search for the man between Carron and Craigellachie Bridge.
He was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness after being pulled out of the water near the Dalmunach Distillery at Carron.
Medics tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful.
Police could not release any further details last night regarding the incident, which is being treated as a tragic accident.
A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal in due course.
A spate of heavy rainfall over the Cairngorms had caused the expanse to flood within less than an hour.
The Spey is Scotland’s fastest flowing river and the ninth-longest in the UK.
It is a favourite among salmon fishermen, but it is thought an average of two anglers are lost fishing it every year.