Friday, May 13, 2011

Incident Report

A canoeist has died after being pulled from the sea off the coast of Eigg. 

A passing vessel alerted the coastguard at about 1700 BST on Sunday after a person was spotted in the water. The crew pulled the man, who has not been named, on board and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Mallaig lifeboat and coastguard helicopter based at Stornoway were involved in the operation. The man's body was taken to Mallaig harbour then by ambulance to hospital in Fort William. 

A spokeswoman for Northern Constabulary said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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