Man falls overboard from Banff-registered fishing boat By Andrew Clark February 10 2015, 2.57pm Share Man falls overboard from Banff-registered fishing boat Share via Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Messenger Linkedin Email Post link https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/486995/man-falls-overboard-banff-registered-fishing-boat/ Copy Link The man was feared to have been in the water for as long as an hour A fisherman has been airlifted to hospital after falling overboard a boat believed to be registered to an Aberdeenshire town. The man fell into the sea this morning from fishing vessel Beryl, which is understood to be registered in Banff. Shetland Coastguard confirmed that the boat was around 20 miles west of Shetland when the incident happened at 9.25am this morning. It has been reported that the man may have been in the water for as long as an hour. He was then pulled from the water by a rescue craft from the Caledonian Victory, an offshore standby support ship which was nearby. The fisherman was then transferred to the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter, which was training in the area, and flown to Sumburgh in Shetland. From there he was flown to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick by the Shetland Coastguard helicopter. His condition was not known.