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Body found in sea at Kilt Rock on Skye after major search

Kilt Rock, Skye Image copyright Peter May/Geograph

The body of a man has been recovered from the sea off Skye following a major search.

The alarm was raised at about 11:40 when the Maritime and Coastguard Agency received a 999 call.

A major search involving coastguard teams, the RNLI, police and the fire service was carried out around Kilt Rock in Staffin.

Police said the body of the man was recovered from the water at about 16:00.

He was treated by medics at the scene but did not survive.

Insp Lynda Allan said: "We are making efforts to contact the man's next-of-kin.

"There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and as is standard a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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