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Two fishermen rescued from creel boat off Shetland

Majestic Image copyright Raymond Strachan
Image caption Majestic started taking on water off Yell

Two fishermen have been rescued after their creel boat started taking on water off Shetland.

The crew of the Lerwick-registered Majestic sent out a mayday shortly after 10:00 and took to their liferaft about four miles from Yell.

They were picked by a nearby fishing boat.

The Shetland Coastguard rescue helicopter was on exercise in the area and monitored the situation. The fishing boat later sank.

UK Coastguard controller Bev Allen said: "The crew are thankfully safe and well."

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