Glasgow & West Scotland

Man dies after being found lying face down in loch

Loch Creran Image copyright Google
Image caption Loch Creran is a popular fishing area

The boss of an oyster firm has died after he was found face down in a loch at low tide.

Police Scotland confirmed the alarm was raised at Loch Creran, near Benderloch, on Sunday afternoon.

The Oban Volunteer Coastguard Team and the UK Coastguard's Prestwick-based Rescue helicopter responded to the initial 999 call.

Hugo Vajk, 62, was airlifted to Oban Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Mr Vajk ran the Caledonian Oyster Co Ltd with his wife, Judith.

A police spokeswoman said: "Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident."

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