Police appeal for witnesses after death of Kyle man

Photograph: Flickr/Karen Bryan
Photograph: Flickr/Karen Bryan

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following the death of a 61-year-old man, who was found lying on the ground near Kyle harbour in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may been in the area of the harbour on Friday evening or Saturday morning to come forward and assist with their enquiries into the incident. The man – Ewen ‘Ginger’ MacKenzie – was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday afternoon.

Detective Inspector Caroline MacKay said: “We are keen to establish how this man came to be lying at the harbour-side. He appears to have lain there for a period of time and was suffering from the effects of exposure to the cold when he was taken to hospital for treatment.

“We understand that he had been at the Lochalsh Hotel and the Co-Operative shop on Friday evening and we would like to know what his movements were after that.”

If anyone saw him or spoke to him that evening or Saturday morning, we would like to hear from them. He is described as wearing blue jeans, a maroon top and a dark jacket with light grey sleeves.”

“It is understood that he was known locally and anyone who has information that could assist officers with their enquiries is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”