Two rescued from fishing boat off Fraserburgh

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Two men have been rescued from a fishing boat that was taking on water in the North Sea off the coast of Fraserburgh.

Fraserburgh RNLI and a coastguard helicopter were called out to the incident about four miles out to sea with two other boats in the area also attending.

The two men were rescued from a life raft in the water after getting off the vessel themselves.

A Maritime and Coastguard agency spokesperson said: “There were two people on board and they said they were going to get off the boat.”

They added: “The people on the fishing vessel had a life raft so they are safe and well.

The fishing vessel is still thought to be afloat and will be towed back to Fraserburgh Harbour.