An elderly Scottish man died on Friday after his mobility scooter fell off a pier and into the sea, according to Pennan police.
Stuart Farquhar was believed to have been attempting to turn his scooter around when it fell in the water.
The 87-year-old was pulled from the water around 11 a.m. and helped by members of the public. He was airlifted to a hospital in the area by an RAF helicopter, but later died.
According to the ambulance service, Farquhar suffered a head injury during the fall.
Farquhar was a regular visitor to Pennan, where the locals knew him well.
Pennan is a popular tourist destination because of its location as the film spot of Local Hero, a cult classic.