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Inquiry launched into fisherman death off Shetland

King Challenger Image copyright Davie Tait

An inquiry has been launched into the death of a man who fell overboard from a fishing boat off Shetland.

The incident west of Scalloway happened on board the Ballantrae-registered scallop boat King Challenger.

His crewmates managed to get him out of the water on Thursday. A Coastguard rescue helicopter then transferred him to Gilbert Bain Hospital, but he could not be saved.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch will look into the death.

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