Man dies and another taken to hospital after boat capsizes

A rescue operation was launched and two people were brought ashore at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.

Man dies and another taken to hospital after boat capsizes HM Coastguard

A man has died and another was taken to hospital after a boat capsized off the coast near North Queensferry.

Emergency services, including the RNLI, Coastguard and the Scottish Ambulance Service were called to the incident at around 4.35pm on Tuesday.

A rescue operation was launched and two people were brought ashore at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.

A 67-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 61-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a capsized boat off North Queensferry shortly after 4.35pm on Tuesday, June 1.

“Emergency services, including police HM Coastguard, the RNLI and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended and two people were taken ashore at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.

“A 67-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. A 61-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”