Shellfish divers found dead after boat spotted
Two divers have died after getting into difficulty in waters off the coast of an island in the Outer Hebrides.
A ferry skipper raised the alarm with Stornoway Coastguard when he noticed a small unmanned boat off Castlebay, Barra, at around 11.20am on Saturday.
The coastguard helicopter and rescue teams were sent to the scene and the divers were found by Barra lifeboat crew at around 1pm. They both died at the scene.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman said: “Two shellfish divers have been recovered by the RNLI Barra lifeboat after a search.”