Ullapool Pier fall leaves fisherman fighting for life

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A SPANISH fisherman is in a life-threatening condition after he fell from the pier at Ullapool early this morning (Friday, February 10).

Police were called to respond at around 1.30am following reports that a man had fallen into the water around Ullapool Pier.

A 52-year old Spanish national was recovered from the water by his crew, also from Spain, and emergency services were also alerted.

The man suffered a head injury and was taken by the Stornoway Coastguard Helicopter to Raigmore Hospital, where his condition is descried as life-threatening.

Police say there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and the are no further details at this time.