A 23-year-old man has died after his 4x4 vehicle went into water in Aberdeenshire.
Rescue teams in Aberdeenshire have found a auto "fully submerged" in water following a major search.
The incident happened at the Burn of Boyne in Tillynaught near Portsoy at 4pm on Wednesday.
The major search - involving police, fire, ambulance and coastguard crews - was sparked when the emergency services received a call alerting them to the incident.
Police Scotland said searches were still ongoing to find the man who was reported to be in the vehicle. The Macduff lifeboat was also launched.
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Inspector George Cordiner said: "We can sadly confirm that a man has died after his vehicle went into water in Tillynaught near Portsoy this afternoon".
The area suffered heavy rainfall earlier, leading to problems with surface water on the roads.
"A significant search and rescue operation was launched in order to trace the man and I would like to thank members of the local community who assisted us and the emergency service personnel who attended".
It is understood his next of kin are being kept updated.
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