North Sea: man missing after going overboard from offshore platform

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The search was launched around 9pm on Sunday (Image: Peter Robinson/REX/Shutterstock)

A rescue mission has been launched after a man fell overboard from an offshore platform in the North Sea.

Two oil supply vessels, as well as a Coast Guard helicopter and plane, are part of the search, about 100 miles southeast of the Aberdeen coast.

The alarm was first triggered around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening.

A spokeswoman for Aberdeen Coastguard told The Press and Journal: “We were called to assist police around 9pm following reports of a man falling overboard from an offshore structure.

“We sent both a helicopter and lifeboats. The incident is still ongoing and the crews are still at sea.

Local police said they were aware of the incident.

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Justin Scaccy

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