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Fisherman dies after boat sinks off Shetland

Leonard Scollay Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Leonard Scollay died in the sinking

A fisherman has died after a scallop boat sank after hitting rocks off Shetland.

John Leonard Scollay, 40, who was known as Leonard, from Lerwick, was killed when the Diamond went down.

Shetland Coastguard received a Mayday call from the boat at about 02:55, reporting that it had hit rocks on the approach to West Burrafirth Pier.

A local boat, Diana Maxwell, recovered one man from the water. A second was recovered by the Aith RNLI lifeboat.

Both men were airlifted to Gilbert Bain Hospital.

The other crew member was said to be in a "stable" condition.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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