Crew member falls to death from cruise ship docked in Scotland
A cruise worker has died after falling from a ship docked in the Scottish Highlands.
The Viking Cruises crew member, aged in his forties, fell from the vessel at Saltburn Pier in Invergordon, Ross-shire on Friday morning.
He was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but the cruise company has confirmed his death.
A Viking spokesperson said: ‘It is with great sadness that we confirm a crew member passed away following an incident in Scotland on 18 August.
‘We shared our deepest sympathies with the crew member’s family and are working to ensure they have the support they need during this difficult time.
‘Viking’s focus remains on the safety and wellbeing of our crew and guests.
‘Our operations team is working with local authorities to determine how this occurred.’
Police Scotland said: ‘Around 11am on Friday, 18 August, 2023, police received a report of a man having fallen from a ship at Saltburn Pier in Invergordon.
‘Emergency services attended and the man was taken by helimed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.’
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