Fisherman dies after boat sinks off Shetland
- 25 March 2014
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
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.