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Man killed in harbour plunge named

LIFEBOAT CREWMEN RECOVER THE CAR WHICH ENTERED PETERHEAD HARBOUR. (DUNCAN BROWN)

LIFEBOAT CREWMEN RECOVER THE CAR WHICH ENTERED PETERHEAD HARBOUR. (DUNCAN BROWN)

The 42-year-old man who died when his taxi crashed into Peterhead harbour yesterday morning has been named as local man Graeme Reid.

Mr Reid - a driver with the town’s Grab-a-Cab firm - came off the road in his Hyundai Sonata near his work on Seagate just before 9am on Monday.

Despite a massive rescue operation, Mr Reid was declared dead at the scene.

Moments after the vehicle went into the water passing motorist Gavin Sutherland jumped into the water to help but was unable to rescue Mr Reid.

Mr Sutherland was later treated for hypothermia.

Emergency serices including the police, fire and rescue, ambulance, coastguard and RNLI were quickly in attendance.

Mr Reid’s family have said he will be ‘very sadly and sorely missed.’

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The enquiries into what happened are at an early stage and we are asking anyone who saw the vehicle being driven prior to the incident and who hasn’t already spoken to police to come forward.”

 

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