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Man rescued after entering Lerwick harbour

A MAN in his twenties was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital after climbing into the water at Lerwick Harbour on Thursday night.

The alarm was raised at around 11.50pm following reports of a person entering the water at Alexandra Wharf near the Bressay ferry terminal.

Shetland Coastguard, Lerwick Lifeboat and the police were all alerted and Lerwick Port Authority’s on duty port control officer Ryan Leith, who is known for sea swimming, attended the scene.

Leith and police officers managed to take the man out of the water.

He was transferred to the ambulance service and taken to the hospital for treatment, but he had no serious injuries or health concerns.

The coastguard’s rescue team was stood down before attending the scene.