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Fisherman dies after boat hits rocks and sinks

A 40-year-old fisherman has died after his boat hit rocks and sank.

John Leonard Scollay, from Lerwick, Shetland, died after the Diamond fishing boat went down in the early hours.

Shetland Coastguard received a mayday call from the Diamond reporting that it had hit rocks and was going over at around 2.55am today.

A second man was recovered by the Aith RNLI lifeboat and is said to be in a stable condition.

Both men had been taken by Coastguard helicopter to the Gilbert Bain Hospital on Shetland.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Contextual targeting label: 
Transport Tragedy

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