Man dies after submerged car found at Portsoy

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Emergency services are hunting for a man after a submerged vehicle was found at Tillynaught, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire.

A man has died after his car was found fully submerged in water in Aberdeenshire.

The 4×4 vehicle was discovered in the Burn of Boyne near Portsoy following a major search.

Police and other rescue teams were alerted to a reports of a car in the water, just off the A98 at Tillynaught, Portsoy, at around 4pm on Wednesday.

The body of a 23-year-old man was later recovered by emergency crews and he was pronounced dead at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after being airlifted by a Coastguard helicopter..

His next of kin has been informed.

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Coastguard, Fire, Police are all at the scene at Tillynaught, Portsoy, along with Coastguard Helicopter.

Inspector George Cordiner said: “We can sadly confirm that a man has died after his vehicle went into water in Tillynaught near Portsoy this afternoon.

“A significant search and rescue operation was launched in order to trace the man and I would like to thank members of the local community who assisted us and the emergency service personnel who attended.

“Our thoughts at this difficult time are with the family of the man who has died. There does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”