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Forth dinghy capsize death man named as John Dinning

Queensferry lifeboat
Lifeboat crew members pulled Mr Dinning from the water on Friday afternoon

Police have named a man who died after a being rescued by a lifeboat crew from the Firth of Forth.

John Dinning, 73, from Marchmont in Edinburgh, was pulled from the water to the east of Hound Point oil terminal by members of the Queensferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat on Friday afternoon.

He had been spotted floating next to his capsized dinghy.

Police have urged anyone who may have seen a small boat in difficulty to come forward.

Mr Dinning was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but later died.

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