NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Fishing boat crewman airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Coastguard helicopter in Aberdeen

A crewman has been airlifted to hospital from a fishing vessel off the Aberdeenshire coast after a medical emergency.

The Coastguard helicopter and two lifeboats - from Macduff and Fraserburgh - as well as the Banff Coastguard team were scrambled at about 06:40.

The incident was about nine miles from Macduff Harbour.

The crewman's condition is not yet known.