An offshore worker has died after falling into the North Sea.
A massive search and rescue operation was launched after the man – who was working in Culzean field – was reported missing at 11am yesterday.
The man’s body was later found, and his family have been informed.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a man was recovered yesterday during efforts to locate a person that had been reported missing.”
A spokesperson for Total said: “Following reports of a missing person from the Maersk Highlander yesterday, a subsequent search and rescue operation sadly recovered a body from the sea.
“Total is assisting Police Scotland with their investigation into the incident, which was not caused by a workplace accident.
“Our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of the person involved.”