NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man dies after dinghy capsizes off Sanday in Orkney

A man who died after a dinghy capsized off the island of Sanday in Orkney has been named.

David Croft, 54, was from the Howe area of Sanday.

He was taken to Balfour Hospital after the incident on Sunday but could not be saved.

Mr Croft and another man, aged 50, made it ashore themselves at Otterswick. The other man was flown to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick. His condition was not thought to be life-threatening.

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