Young man swept out to sea, feared dead –

Young man swept out to sea, feared dead Published:  26 October, 2004

A search has been launched for a young man who was swept to sea after falling into the Moray Firth.

The man is believed to have been struck by a wave while walking at Lossiemouth Harbour.

A friend of the 20-year-old man raised the alarm following the incident on Monday evening.

Coastguards said conditions were rough with strong currents.

Lossiemouth and Burghead Coastguard Rescue Teams, a rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth and Buckie Lifeboat have been carrying out searches.

Emergency services said the search is concentrated on an area from the mouth of the Spey to beyond Lossiemouth, including the East Beach.