Man dies after being swept off Arbroath rocks while fishing

A man has died after being swept out to sea from rocks while fishing on the coast of Angus.

Aberdeen Coastguard said the 49-year-old man was with two other men fishing off rocks on the east coast near Arbroath when he was swept in.

The group was in an area known as Diel's Heid when the incident happened at about 12:20 on Sunday.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was recovered by the RNLI Arbroath inshore lifeboat.

Tayside Police said the Aberdeen Coastguard maintained contact with the witnesses and the man was located quickly, however, despite efforts to resuscitate him, he died at the scene.

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