A keen boatman in East Lothian, who rescued a kayaker last year near Dunbar, has died suddenly at his home.
Brian Ball (58) fished regularly off the coast from Musselburgh and also made his 15-foot boat, Dignity, available for pleasure trips.
He was found dead at his house in Mayfield, Dalkeith, on Thursday last week.
Mr Ball was praised for his quick-thinking and bravery last October when people on the shore spotted a kayaker in difficulty just off Skateraw Old Harbour.
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