Man rescued from yacht off Tiree arrested on international warrant

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A MAN who was airlifted to safety after the yacht he was sailing ran aground off the west coast has now been arrested on an international warrant.

The 35-year-old was rescued from the vessel near the Skerryvore lighthouse, close to the Isle of Tiree, at 3.30am on Tuesday.

Two lifeboats were sent to the scene but a coastguard helicopter was required due to “extremely rough seas” in the area.

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The man was uninjured and travelling alone but police said he has now been detained over an international arrest warrant.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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