Body of swimmer recovered from loch on Isle of Lewis

Swimmer reportedly experienced difficulty in water, leading to multi-service response.

The body of a 30-year-old man has been recovered from a loch on the Isle of Lewis.

Police were called to Loch Caitiosbhal near Marvig at 11.15am on Sunday, after reports of a swimmer experiencing difficulty in the water.

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A multi-service rescue was launched, which included Police Scotland, a rescue helicopter and RNLI.

The body of a 30-year-old male was recovered from a loch on the Isle of Lewis.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Around 11.15am on Sunday, we received reports that a man had gotten into difficulty while swimming in Loch Caitiosbhal near Marvig on the Isle of Lewis.

“Emergency services attended and search and rescue operation was launched.

“The body of a 30-year-old man was recovered a short time later. The next of kin have been informed.

“Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death, which is not being treated as suspicious, are ongoing. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

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