Man dies in dinghy accident off Orkney

One man has died and another is in hospital after their dinghy capsized.

The incident occurred near Sanday. Picture: Ken Amer
The incident occurred near Sanday. Picture: Ken Amer

The pair managed to reach the shore of the island of Sanday after the incident off Orkney and called emergency services at about 7.30pm on Sunday.

A Coastguard helicopter was sent to the scene and airlifted one man to Balfour Hospital in Orkney, where he later died.

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The other was flown to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Shetland, where his condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

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