Fisherman Dies In Hospital After Rescue from Sinking Boat In Luce Bay

A fisherman has passed away in hospital at Stranraer after a large scale rescue operation was carried out when the boat he onboard, got into trouble in Luce Bay at around 4.30pm On Saturday the 19th of November.

Rescue boats from Port William independent lifeboat, Stranraer RNLI and local coastguard rescue teams were also involved.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “We were made aware of a boat which got into difficulty and capsized near to Port William, Newton Stewart around 16:30 on Saturday 19 November.

“A man was taken to Galloway Community Hospital where he died a short time later.

“Inquires are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

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