NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Fisherman dies after falling overboard near Shetland

A 61-year-old man has died after falling overboard from a fishing vessel off Shetland.

The man was reported lost from his fishing boat on Saturday. It is understood he fell into the water near Burravoe Harbour at about 1515 BST.

His colleagues pulled him from the water and carried out CPR until a rescue helicopter arrived.

However, he was pronounced dead after being taken to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick.

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