Tayside and Central Scotland

Man rescued from water at Arbroath Harbour

A man, thought to be in his early 70s, was pulled from the water at a harbour after being spotted by the crew of an incoming ship.

The man was spotted by a crewman on board the Crystal Tide vessel, as it came in to dock at Arbroath Harbour.

Forth Coastguard said they were called shortly before midnight and sent an inshore lifeboat to the man's aid.

They said they had no idea how long the man had been in the water, nor how he got there.

A spokesman said: "Some of the crew on board the Crystal Tide had managed to throw a rope to him.

"Luckily he was very close to the lifeboat station so the rescue took place very quickly.

"He was very cold and a bit sick. An ambulance was there to give him oxygen and he has been taken to the Arbroath Infirmary."

Last Friday afternoon, a 29-year-old man who was seen jumping into the water at Arbroath Harbour was rescued by two men in a nearby boat, with the help of harbour staff and police.

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