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Man dies after Queensferry RNLI crew rescue him from Firth of Forth

Queensferry lifeboat
Image caption Lifeboat crew members gave the casualty CPR as they returned to shore

A man has died after a lifeboat crew recovered him from the Firth of Forth.

He had been spotted floating next to an upturned dingy to the east of Hound Point oil terminal on Friday afternoon.

The Queensferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat was called and crew members entered the water and pulled the man out.

He was unconscious and had stopped breathing, and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The RNLI said crew members had given the man CPR while the lifeboat returned to South Queensferry.

Police Scotland said the man, who was 73, died later.

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