Crew member dead after plunging from cruise ship docked at Scots pier | The Sun

A MAN has died after plunging from a cruise ship docked at a Scots pier.

Emergency crews raced to a vessel at Saltburn Pier in Invergordon, Ross-shire, at around 11am on Friday.

The Viking Cruises crew member was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by air ambulance.

But today the company confirmed the man had tragically passed away following the incident.

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."

A Police Scotland spokesperson 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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