Bodies of fishermen recovered on Loch Fyne
13 April 2018, 17:11
Two bodies have been recovered from a sunk fishing boat raised from Loch Fyne.
Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk were on board the Nancy Glen when it capsized in the sea loch in Argyll and Bute on January 18.
The alarm was raised by a third fisherman who was pulled from the water by the crew of a passing boat.
A specialist lifting barge brought the vessell to the surface on Thursday and two bodies have now been recovered.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "FV Nancy Glen sank in Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute on 18 January 2018.
"Two fishermen, Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk, were on board when the boat went down and were reported missing and presumed dead.
"The wreck has been lifted and the bodies of two people have now been recovered.
"The Crown's Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU) is directing the investigation to establish the cause of death and to formally identify the deceased.
"We are working with Police Scotland and Forensic Pathologists to expedite this process and provide families with information as quickly as possible."
A major search was launched by police and coastguard teams after the boat sank in January but no trace was found of the missing men.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) previously conducted a seabed survey of the ship which was said to be lying at a depth of more than 459ft (140 metres).
The MAIB said it could not raise the boat but the Scottish Government stepped in to work with salvage specialists and the families of the crewmen to support efforts to retrieve the bodies.