Three bodies found after sea search
The bodies of three people missing after a helicopter ditched in the sea off Shetland have been recovered, Police Scotland have said.
A fourth person remains unaccounted for, a spokeswoman added.
The Super Puma L2 aircraft went down at 6.20pm on Friday night, around two miles west of Sumburgh airport as it was returning to Shetland from the Borgsten Dolphin platform in the North Sea.
The families of those affected have been informed.
An RNLI spokesman said two of the bodies were recovered by an RNLI lifeboat crew from Lerwick, Shetland.
"The lifeboat crew transported the bodies to Sumburgh and we are liaising with other authorities as things develop, " he said.
"Obviously this is the news that everyone, included our lifeboat volunteers, dreaded - our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those concerned.
"We can also confirm that one of our lifeboats has also been involved in reclaiming wreckage from the scene as part of the operation."
A police spokeswoman confirmed that 14 of the 18 people on board the helicopter were taken to safety during the immediate rescue response.
The coastguard had earlier believed the figure was 15.