NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man's body recovered from Kirkwall Harbour

Kirkwall harbour

A man's body has been found in the water at Kirkwall Harbour. The alarm was raised with the authorities in Orkney at about 08:30.

The coastguard and police officers were called out. The body was recovered by a member of the public.

Police have said inquiries are continuing.

It is understood one line of inquiry being pursued by the police is that the man had fallen from a yacht in the harbour.

The man's identity will not be released until next of kin have been informed.