A MAN died after falling into the water at a Mowi Scotland site in the Kyle of Lochalsh region, police have confirmed.
The workplace incident, reported by Mowi last night, occurred yesterday afternoon, according to Police Scotland.
‘Around 3.50pm on Tuesday, police received a report of a man in the water in the Kyle of Lochalsh area,’ said a police spokesman.
The man was recovered from the water and taken to Broadford Hospital on Skye, where he was pronounced dead.
‘We are liaising with the relevant authorities, including the Marine Accident Investigation Board, to establish the circumstances; however, the death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.’
Mowi Scotland communications director Ian Roberts issued a statement on Tuesday night saying: ‘We are all devastated with this news, and our deepest thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues at this time.
‘Relevant authorities have been notified and are now investigating, including police, Health & Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
‘Respecting that an investigation into this incident is ongoing, no further information can be provided at this time.’
Mowi has two seawater farms in the Kyle of Lochalsh area, at Ardintoul and Loch Alsh.