A man has died and four others were taken to hospital following an incident at a north-east harbour.
Emergency services attended the scene at Fraserburgh around 2pm yesterday, after receiving reports that three men had fallen ill on board north-east fishing vessel the Sunbeam.
One of the men was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
The two other casualties were airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary alongside a further two men, none of whom are in a life-threatening condition.
Detective Inspector Alan Armit said they were working to establish the cause of the crewman’s death.
He said: “I can confirm an incident happened on board one of the vessels in Fraserburgh Harbour, which unfortunately has resulted in one fatality.
“There have been four casualties as a result and thankfully there are no serious injuries in relation to them. We will continue to work with our fire service colleagues to establish what has happened.
“A number of crew were on board at the time and there are a number of partners working together on this, we hope to conclude things as quickly as we can.”
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, ambulance service and UK Coastguard were all in attendance at the scene.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were assisting ambulance crews at Fraserburgh Harbour.”
A Marine Accident Investigation Branch spokeswoman said: “The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is sending inspectors to Fraserburgh following an incident involving a fishing vessel.”