Loch Awe search finds body
21 August 2019, 16:22
A man found dead in Loch Awe after a boat capsized was due to become a father, his family have revealed.
A search was launched for 23-year-old Kieran Cowan after the incident on Saturday at around 4.40pm.
Two other men on the boat, aged 23 and 27, were able to swim to a nearby island.
After raising the alarm they were rescued and taken by ambulance to Lorn and Islands Hospital in Oban and later discharged.
A body was recovered from the loch in Argyll and Bute on Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement, Mr Cowan's family said: "The Cowan family confirm the sad loss of our beloved son and brother Kieran Cowan.
"Kieran was elated and looking forward to welcoming a baby daughter later this year with his partner Lisa Reid.
"We are overwhelmed by the love and support from family, friends and the local communities in both Prestonpans and Oban.
"We ask that people respect our privacy at this difficult time and allow us time to grieve."
Police said: "A joint Police Scotland and Marine Accident Investigation Branch inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the incident is