Man dies after fishing boat capsizes in Dumfries and Galloway
A man has died after a fishing boat capsized in Dumfries and Galloway.
A large-scale rescue mission was launched after reports that a boat had got into difficulty in the Solway.
The Coastguard, which co-ordinated the attempt to save the man, said that a fishing vessel with one person on board had got into difficulty outside Port William harbour.
Port William independent lifeboat was sent along with both Stranraer RNLI lifeboats and coastguard rescue teams from Isle of Whithorn, Stranraer, Ballantrae and Portpatrick.
The man was taken by ambulance to hospital.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were made aware of a boat which got into difficulty and capsized near to Port William, Newton Stewart around 4.30pm on Saturday, 19 November, 2022.
“A man was taken to Galloway Community Hospital where he died a short time later.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal."
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