Dog owner, 33, dies after diving into sea trying to rescue his pet

Dog owner, 33, dies after diving into sea trying to rescue his pet that rushed into the surf because it was terrified by fireworks

  • A 33-year-old man died after leaping into the sea off Aberdeen to rescue his dog
  • The dog reportedly was unnerved by fireworks before the incident last night
  • Crews pulled the man to shore but he sadly later died; the dog was not recovered

A man died after jumping into sea off the coast of Aberdeen while ‘trying to rescue his dog’.

Emergency services rushed to the city’s Beach Esplanade on Tuesday night after reports of someone in the water.

Police officers attended alongside crews from HM Coastguard and RNLI, the Daily Record reports.

Sadly, a 33-year-old man who was pulled on to shore later died at Aberdeen’s Royal Infirmary.

Locals believe the man’s dog was unnerved by fireworks and plunged into the sea. 

A 33-year-old man has died after jumping into sea off the coast of Aberdeen on Tuesday while ‘trying to rescue his dog’

One person said: ‘One local said: ‘The dog got scared by the noise of fireworks and went into the sea, when he jumped in after him. There were a lot of emergency service workers at the rescue.’

A police helicopter was photographed hovering over the beach as members of the public anxiously watched the rescue mission.

Tragically, the dog was also not recovered alive from the water. 

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances around the man’s death.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘At 7.15pm on Tuesday, November 1, police were called to a report of concern for a man at Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen. The 33-year-old man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

‘There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.’

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