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Lifeboats Search for Missing Fisherman

08/01/2003

Kinghorn lifeboat made the grim discovery that a local fishing vessel had sunk whilst trying to assist the crewman, who had reported snagging his nets on an underwater object.

Lifeboats from Anstruther, Dunbar and Queensferry joined the search in the next 24 hours, along with fishing vessels from Methil Docks and a rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer in England.

Unfortunately the search proved fruitless, and diving teams are set to investigate the sunken boat to try and locate the occupant.