Highlands & Islands

Woman, 84, dies after Dingwall sea rescue

Rescue operation Image copyright RNLI
Image caption The Invergordon lifeboat deployed a smaller inflatable boat during the search

An 84-year-old woman has died after being recovered from the sea near Dingwall in the Highlands.

She was spotted in the water at the mouth of the River Conon at about 18:20 on Saturday.

Members of the public, the coastguard and the Invergordon RNLI lifeboat took part in a search for the woman.

She was later taken on board a coastguard helicopter but died shortly after arriving at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Police have said the woman's next of kin have been informed but her name will not be released until a formal identification takes place.

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