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Fisherman dies after boat overturns in Brora harbour

Brora harbour Image copyright valenta/geograph
Image caption The boat overturned close to Brora harbour

A fisherman has died after a boat capsized in the sea at Brora.

He was in the 6m (20ft) lobster boat along with another man when it turned over in the village's harbour on Monday. The alarm was raised at 16:10.

One of the men managed to swim to the shore and was treated for minor injuries by paramedics.

The other man was flown by the Inverness Coastguard rescue helicopter to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where he died.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has started an investigation into the incident.

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