Tarbert, on Kintyre, the scene of today's rescue. Photo: Eddie Mackinnon CC-BY-SA-2.0

Tarbert, on Kintyre, the scene of today's rescue. Photo: Eddie Mackinnon CC-BY-SA-2.0

One of the men rescued after a kayaking incident in Loch Fyne has died.

Strathclyde Police said they were called to Tarbert in the north of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll about 7.30am today to assist the Coastguard who had been called to help three men.

One of the men had capsized and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution inshore lifeboat from Tighnabruaich and the Stornoway Coastguard search and rescue helicopter went to the men’s aid after being alerted at 6am.

The three men were taken to the Mid Argyll Community Hospital in Lochghilphead but one of the men, in his 20s, died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police said enquiries into the incident are continuing and the procurator fiscal has been informed.

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