POLICE have confirmed a 72-year-old man has died after being recovered from the water at Rosyth Dockyard.

In the last few minutes, Police Scotland said in a statement that the man was pronounced dead by the Scottish Ambulance Service following the incident at just after 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Coastguard teams from South Queensferry and Kinghorn, and a lifeboat from South Queensferry RNLI, raced to the scene to assist police, fire and ambulance crews following a report of concern for a person.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in Fife were called to Rosyth Royal Dockyard shortly after 4pm on Thursday 28th February following a report of concern for a person.

"A 72-year-old man was recovered from the water and sadly pronounced dead by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"His family have now been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

"The Marine Accident Investigation Branch have been made aware and have commenced a safety investigation."

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 1601 hours on Thursday 28 February to attend an incident at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife.

"A Paramedic Response Unit, an ambulance and our Specialist Operations Response Team were dispatched to the scene."

In a statement released this morning, a spokesperson for HM Coastguard added: "Just after 4pm yesterday (28 February), HM Coastguard received a report of a man in the water at Rosyth Dockyard on the Firth of Forth.

"South Queensferry and Kinghorn Coastguard Rescue Teams along with South Queensferry RNLI lifeboat were sent to assist Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and Scottish Ambulance Services who were on scene. The man was recovered into the care of the ambulance service.

"The Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s enforcement team has been informed as well as the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

"We have no further information at this time."