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Man found at Kyle of Lochalsh harbour named by police

Kyle of Lochalsh harbour Image copyright Phil Champion/Geograph
Image caption The 61-year-old was found near Kyle of Lochalsh harbour in the early hours of Saturday morning

A man who was found lying on the ground near Kyle of Lochalsh harbour in the Highlands and later died has been named by police.

Ewen MacKenzie was 61 and from the local area. Police said he was better known by his nickname, Ginger.

Police officers found Mr MacKenzie on the ground near the harbour in the early hours of Saturday.

It is thought he had been there for some time before he was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday.

Police have appealed to anyone who was in the harbour area on Friday night or Saturday morning to contact them.

Earlier this week, Det Insp Caroline MacKay said: "We are keen to establish how this man came to be lying at the harbour-side.

"He appears to have lain there for a period of time and was suffering from the effects of exposure to the cold when he was taken to hospital for treatment.

"We understand that he had been at the Lochalsh Hotel and the Co-Operative shop on Friday evening and we would like to know what his movements were after that.

"If anyone saw him or spoke to him that evening or Saturday morning, we would like to hear from them."

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