Highlands & Islands

Man dies after falling from fish farm boat in Loch Alsh

Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI Image copyright RNLI/Andrew MacDonald
Image caption RNLI and Coastguard teams responded to Tuesday's incident

A man has died after he fell overboard from a work boat at a fish farm site near Kyle of Lochalsh in the Highlands.

The man fell while disembarking the 21m (69ft) Beinn Na Caillich at Ardintoul fish farm on Loch Alsh on Tuesday.

Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI, Coastguard teams and the Scottish Ambulance Service responded to the incident.

Police Scotland said the man was recovered from the water and taken to hospital in Broadford, Skye, where he was pronounced dead.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Health and Safety Executive are liaising with police on an investigation.

A police spokesman said the man's death on Tuesday afternoon was not being treated as suspicious.

The incident happened at a Mowi fish farm site.

The company said: "We are all devastated with this news, and our deepest thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues at this time.

"Relevant authorities have been notified and are now investigating. Respecting that an investigation into this incident is ongoing, no further information can be provided at this time."