Highlands & Islands

Man, 44, dies after diving near Lewis beach

Bosta beach (Geograph image - Eleanor Miller)
Image caption The man got into difficulty in water near to Bosta beach in Lewis

A 44-year-old man has died in hospital after a diving accident in the Western Isles.

Emergency services were called to Bosta beach at Great Bernera in Lewis at 17:30 on Sunday.

Police said the diver was airlifted to Western Isles Hospital by coastguard helicopter.

Despite the efforts of hospital staff the man, who has not yet been named, was later pronounced dead.

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