NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Scott Rennie named as Scalloway death fisherman

King Challenger Image copyright Davie Tait

A fisherman who died after falling overboard from a fishing boat off Shetland has been named.

Scott Rennie, 34, from Newton Stewart, had been on the Ballantrae-registered King Challenger when the incident happened west of Scalloway on Thursday.

His crewmates managed to get him out of the water.

A Coastguard rescue helicopter then transferred him to Gilbert Bain Hospital, but he could not be saved. An investigation is being held.

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