Dumbarton police searching for a man who went swimming in Loch Lomond last night have found a body.

The 25-year-old man is thought to have got into difficultly in the water near the Maid of the Loch and Drumkinnon Bay at around 9pm on Wednesday night.

A police search party resumed this morning in collaboration with the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat.

Inspector Roddy MacNeill, of Dumbarton police station, said: "The body of a 25-year-old Iranian man was discovered in the loch at around 10.30am this morning.

"The dive and marine unit recovered the body and have transported him to the Queen of Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow for identification.

"We believe that the body belongs to the man reported missing in the loch on Wednesday night."

The Balloch area was said to have been extremely busy yesterday, as temperatures hit the low twenties again.

The rescue service has had a busy week, having been called out five times in the last seven days.

Three of those were to assist vessels and their passengers back to safety after mechanical failure, while the other two were to bring stranded persons back to shore.

After the recent hot weather, the number of people visiting the loch and the surrounding area has increased.

The rescue boat has issued a stay safe warning on their Facebook page urging people to be prepared when taking a dip.