Published: 12/07/2017 13:30 - Updated: 12/07/2017 13:39

Man (41) dies following Macduff Harbour incident

THE man rescued from Macduff Harbour has died in hospital.

Macduff Harbour
The scene of the incident at Macduff Harbour


The 41-year-old got into difficulties after swimming in the harbour.

Police officers along with the Scottish Ambulance Service received reports that a man was in the water around 5pm on Tuesday, July 11.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by coastguard helicopter but died earlier this morning. His next of kin are aware.

Local Area Commander Chief Inspector Neil McDonald said: "Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time. Extensive enquiries have been carried out and we are content there are no suspicious circumstances." 

He added: "I would like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge efforts of the members of the public, in particular some youngsters, who assisted in rescuing the man from the water when it became clear he was in difficulty.

"We would always encourage people to follow water safety advice in rescue situations but regardless this was an extremely brave effort which should rightly be recognised."  

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