At approximately 20:05 hours on Monday 12th August Police received a report from HM Coastguard of a woman having been rescued from the water on Borve beach after getting into difficulty.
The woman, who can now be named as Rosemary Edith Wickstead (45) from the London area, was taken to Western Isles Hospital by HM Coastguard helicopter where she sadly died.
Mrs Wickstead’s family were taken to hospital but did not require medical attention.
The family have asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.