A fisherman has died after being pulled from the water off the east coast of Scotland.
The 64-year-old was reported missing at around 4.30pm on Sunday after an empty creel boat was found a mile north-east of Torness, East Lothian.
A major search was launched involving a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, two lifeboats from Dunbar, one from St Abbs and local fishing vessels.
A Coastguard spokesman said the helicopter crew winched the man from the water at around 5.50pm and attempted to resuscitate him as they flew to hospital.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 6.05pm on Sunday, May 2, police were called to a report of a man having fallen into the sea from a fishing vessel near Torness.
“Emergency services attended and a 64-year-old man was recovered from the sea.
“He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead.
“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
The Dunbar all-weather lifeboat crew recovered the boat and towed it to the town’s harbour.
A Dunbar Lifeboat spokesman said: “Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of the person involved.
“We would also like to thank the fishing vessels who helped enormously with the search operation.”
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