A SECOND French fisherman working off Shetland has died suddenly within a week.
Police Scotland said that a 45-year old man had been found dead in his cabin on board the fishing vessel on Wednesday.
The boat came into Lerwick Harbour later the same day for the man to be transferred to the undertaker.
Last week a French fisherman died in hospital in Lerwick after being airlifted from the trawler Cap Saint Georges, which was fishing north-east of Unst.
There are no suspicious circumstances, with both deaths believed to be related to medical matters.
Next of kin are being informed and reports are in the process of being prepared for the procurator fiscal.
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