Tayside and Central Scotland

Fishing boat towed into Montrose harbour

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Image caption A helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth was called out

A fishing boat has been towed to safety after it began taking on water.

The crew of the Stornoway-registered Prevail raised the alarm at about 03:00 when the vessel was about 31 miles east of Montrose.

Aberdeen Coastguard was alerted after the boat's emergency beacon was activated.

A helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth was initially called out. The Montrose lifeboat is now towing the boat back to the town.

The four-man crew had been pumping out water.

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