Published: 15/09/2017 09:39 - Updated: 15/09/2017 09:42

Police name man (23) recovered from flooded burn

police scotland logoTHE man who died near Portsoy during Wednesday’s flooding has been named as Michael Atkinson.

The 23-year-old, who lived in Banff, died after the 4x4 vehicle he was driving went into the Burn of Boyne just off the A98.

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm. It is understood that the car was swept away by flood water.

A police spokesman said: "The 4x4 vehicle was discovered fully submerged within the water at around 5.30pm and the man was found within."

The police say a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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