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Body found during Shell Brent platform hunt

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BBC NEWS: Rescuers searching for a man who went missing from a North Sea oil platform have found a body after a major operation was launched.

The Wood Group employee was reported missing from Shell’s Brent Delta platform, about 117 miles north east of Shetland, at about 1130 BST.

Helicopters were involved in the air search and help was also being provided by a Nimrod from RAF Kinloss.

Aberdeen Coastguard said a body was later recovered at about 1400 BST.

A Shell spokeswoman told the BBC Scotland news website a full search of the platform and water had been carried out.

Aberdeen Coastguard received a call from the platform at 1132 BST saying that the man was missing and he had last been seen an hour earlier.

Several boats in the area also helped in the search.

The body was found by a remotely operated submersible and was recovered from the water.

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