Body recovered from loch in search for missing swimmer

A member of the public reported an individual in difficulty at Loch Caitiosbhal, Isle of Lewis, on Sunday.

The body of a man has been recovered from a loch in the Western Isles.

Police and coastguard had been alerted to a swimmer in difficulty in the water at Loch Caitiosbhal on the Isle of Lewis on Sunday morning.

Emergency services attended between 10.40am and 11.15am and a rescue operation was launched.

A helicopter and RNLI lifeboat were deployed during the search and a body was recovered a short time later.

The man’s family have been informed. An investigation is ongoing in the circumstances of the death, which is not being treated as suspicious.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.