Highlands & Islands

Body recovered after man swept away by River Nairn

Harbour search
The incident happened in the harbour area of Nairn

A body has been recovered by teams searching for a 19-year-old man who was swept away by the River Nairn.

Police responded to a report of a local man entering the water in the harbour area of Nairn at 22:56 on Saturday.

When officers arrived, they found two men in the water with one attempting to help the other. One man managed to get out but the other was lost from sight.

Police divers discovered the body on Sunday afternoon. Formal identification is still to take place.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

An RAF rescue helicopter, coastguard and fire crews had been involved in the search.

Laurie Fraser, a councillor in the Highland town, said the loss was a tragedy for the whole town and people's thoughts would be with the man's family.