Police have named two women who died after getting into difficulties during a midnight swim at a city beach.

Karolina Katarzyna Pisarska, 36, and Luiza Koniuszy, 22, were rescued from the water in Aberdeen on April 19 but later died in hospital.

Police described their deaths as a “tragic accident”.

Police officers on Aberdeen beachPolice believe the women underestimated the water conditions (Jane Barlow/PA)

A member of the public raised the alarm after spotting the Polish women in difficulty at about 12.40am on Good Friday.

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It is thought the pair, who lived in Aberdeen, went for a swim but underestimated the conditions in the water.

Chief Inspector Martin Mackay said: “Formal identification has now taken place and both women’s families have been informed.

“My thoughts are with them at this incredibly sad time.”