An offshore worker has died after falling into the North Sea.
A massive search and rescue operation was launched yesterday after the man – who was working in Culzean field – was reported missing at 11am yesterday.
His body was later found, and police confirmed his family have been informed.
French oil firm Total, who operate the gas condensate field in the East Central Graben area of the central North Sea, refused to comment until the body has been identified.
A police spokeswoman said last night: “Police Scotland can sadly confirm that the body of a man was recovered in the North Sea on Thursday, January 24 during efforts to locate a person that had been reported missing.
“Emergency services were contacted at around 11am and a subsequent search was launched led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).”
Culzean lies around 145 miles east of Aberdeen.