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Fisherman saved from sinking boat off Moray coast

Silver Rock sinks [Pic: RNLI]
Image caption The Silver Rock sank after the skipper was rescued

A fisherman has been rescued after his boat started sinking off the Moray coast.

The skipper of the Buckie-registered Silver Rock reported he was taking on water north of Lossiemouth at about 0800 GMT on Thursday.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth and a lifeboat were sent to the area after Aberdeen Coastguard received the mayday call.

However the man made it into a liferaft and was picked up by another boat.

He escaped serious injury and was being returned to land by the boat Jenna Maree.

Silver Rock later sank.

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