Highlands & Islands

Fisherman airlifted from boat off Cape Wrath to hospital

Fishing boat Sparkling Line Image copyright Davie Tait
Image caption The man was winched off the fishing boat Sparkling Line

An injured fisherman has been airlifted from a boat off Cape Wrath on the north Highland coast and flown to hospital in Aberdeen.

The alert was raised by the crew of the Wick-registered Sparkling Line at about 07:00.

The man, who had injured a hand, was winched onboard a coastguard helicopter from Stornoway on Lewis.

He was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

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