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Severed thumb fisherman flown to hospital in Shetland

A fisherman has been airlifted to hospital after severing his thumb off Shetland.

The man - believed to be in his mid 30s - was picked up from the Lerwick-registered Alison Kay.

It happened about 30 miles west of Unst on Tuesday evening.

He was taken by Coastguard helicopter to Lerwick's Gilbert Bain Hospital for treatment.

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