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Fisherman dies after falling from boat off Stonehaven

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A 45-year-old fisherman has died after falling from a boat four miles east of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire.

The coastguard was alerted by the crew of a fishing boat at about 01:55.

Aberdeen and Stonehaven lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter from Inverness were sent to the area. Several nearby commercial vessels also helped with the search after responding to mayday broadcasts.

Police said a man was recovered from the water and pronounced dead.

Inquiries are under way into the full circumstances of the incident.

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