Highlands & Islands

Fishermen rescued after boat sinks off Skye

The Vellee in Fraserburgh in July
Image caption The Vellee is a Northern Ireland registered vessel

Three fishermen have been rescued after their boat sank in the Minch off Neist Point on the Isle of Skye.

The alarm was raised shortly at about 00:06 by the crew on board the Northern Ireland registered vessel, the Vellee.

The men were airlifted to safety by the Stornoway coastguard helicopter. The Barra lifeboat was also sent to the scene.

A spokesman for Stornoway coastguard said the men were uninjured and in a good condition.

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