NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Fisherman rescued after creel boat runs aground

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A fisherman has been rescued off Shetland after his creel boat ran aground at Sandwick.

The Cornucopia hit hit rocks at about 12:15 on Saturday after becoming entangled in fishing gear.

A nearby vessel called the Osprey was able to tow the 10m (33ft) boat back off the rocks and into deeper water.

The Lerwick Lifeboat later towed the vessel to safety.

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