Man dies after falling overboard from fishing boat
The fisherman fell from the North Star vessel off the coast of Sutherland on Monday.
A man has died after he fell overboard from a fishing boat off the coast of Sutherland.
The fisherman fell from the North Star vessel north of Cape Wrath around 8.40pm on Monday.
His fellow crew members were able to help him back on board but the man was pronounced dead.
The boat later returned to Scrabster Harbour, and an investigation is due to take place.
Police said the fisherman's next of kin have been informed.
Detective inspector Scott Macdonald said: "Our investigation is at an early stage and we are working with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch to establish the full circumstances.
"A report will go to the Procurator Fiscal in due course."