A man drowned after jumping into the sea off the coast of Aberdeen while attempting to save his dog.
Emergency services rushed to the city’s Beach Esplanade on Tuesday night after reports of someone in the water.
According to the Daily Record, police officers arrived alongside HM Coastguard and RNLI crews.
Unfortunately, a 33-year-old man who was dragged ashore died later at Aberdeen’s Royal Infirmary.
Locals believe the man’s dog was startled by the fireworks and drowned.
One person said: ‘One local said: ‘The dog got scared by the noise of fireworks and went into the sea, when he jumped in after him. There were a lot of emergency service workers at the rescue.’
A police helicopter was seen hovering over the beach as members of the public watched the rescue mission with bated breath.
Unfortunately, the dog was not found alive in the water.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death, according to police.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘At 7.15pm on Tuesday, November 1, police were called to a report of concern for a man at Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen. The 33-year-old man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
‘There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.’