Search for fisherman in North Sea – Fishupdate.com

Search for fisherman in North Sea Published:  14 August, 2008

New Dawn [Picture courtesy of Davie Tait]

The skipper of a trawler dived into the North Sea in an attempt to rescue a crewman who fell overboard.Two helicopters and a number of fishing boats took part in the search after the alarm was raised by crew on the New Dawn at 2300 BST on Wednesday.

The skipper was then airlifted to hospital for treatment for hypothermia.

An area about 50 miles east of Wick was identified by rescuers looking for the crewman on the New Dawn which is thought to be based in Fraserburgh.

The search is being co-ordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard.

Watch manager George Downie said: ‘The missing crew member was wearing oilskins but no lifejacket and entered the water at approximately 10.30pm.’

The Shetland Coastguard helicopter and a helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth are involved in the search.

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