An investigation has been launched into the death of a fisherman who was pulled from the water off the east-coast of Scotland.
The 64-year-old was reported missing at around 4.30pm on May 2 after an empty creel boat was found a mile north-east of Torness, East Lothian.
A major search was launched involving a coastguard search and rescue helicopter, two lifeboats from Dunbar, one from St Abbs and local fishing vessels.
The coastguard helicopter winched the man from the water at around 5.50pm and attempted to resuscitate him as they flew to hospital.
He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch have launched a probe into the fisherman’s death, which is currently in the preliminary assessment stage.
The Dunbar all-weather lifeboat crew recovered the creel boat and towed it to the town’s harbour.
A Dunbar Lifeboat spokesman said: “Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of the person involved.
“We would also like to thank the fishing vessels who helped enormously with the search operation.”