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Man confirmed dead after emergency service search

Police Scotland have confirmed a man has died following a search off the coast of Birsay last night.

Police and Stromness lifeboat were called out around 11pm. last night to assist the coastguard with the search for a missing person.

A statement released by the Police said:

“We can confirm that the body of a man was recovered from water near to Northside Road, Birsay, Orkney, at around 1.50am on Monday, 13 June, 2022.

“Formal identification is yet to take place. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”