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Overboard fisherman dies after being airlifted to Shetland hospital

Beryl Image copyright Davie Tait
Image caption The Beryl was off Shetland when the incident happened

A fisherman who fell into the sea about 20 miles west of Shetland has died.

The man was on board the Banff-registered Beryl fishing boat when the incident happened just after 12:00.

The crew of the nearby offshore supply ship Caledonian Victory managed to recover him from the water.

He was then transferred by coastguard helicopter to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick.

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