A MAN'S body has been recovered from the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye after a search for someone who had fallen in.

Emergency services went to the scene near Carbost when the alarm was raised at around 3pm on Thursday.

Police said that a body was recovered from the pools at around 12.10pm on Friday and the family of the 22-year-old man who fell in has been informed.

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The Fairy Pools are a series of waterfalls and pools on the River Brittle at the foot of the Black Cuillins and are a popular tourist attraction.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 12.10pm on Friday, May 19, the body of a man was found in the Fairy Pools, near Carbost, Skye.

“The family of a 22-year-old man who fell in the water on Thursday, May 18, has been informed.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

“Earlier road closures have been lifted.”

Kate Forbes, the MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch said she was “extremely saddened” to hear the news.

She added: “I’d also like to comment the emergency services for all their work over the last few hours in difficult circumstances.”