Metal hunters get hitched after surviving horror crash

Started by gash, July 17, 2017, 04:47:28 pm

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Two of the country's most successful metal detectorists tied the knot in the isles last night - just eight months after cheating death.

Millionaire metal hunter Derek McLennan married Sharon McKee at Saxa Vord resort, Unst, after the original location at Norwick beach had to be ruled out due to bad weather.

But marriage is not the only reason for their trip - they have also been taking part in UnstFest's metal detecting rally this weekend.

"We couldn't think of anywhere more romantic than the Shetland islands - and we have obviously got metal detecting as well," said Mr McLennan, who scooped £2 million in 2014 after discovering a Viking hoard described as the most important find in Scottish history.

However, the couple are lucky to be alive after a collision with a 44-tonne lorry last year left Sharon with devastating injuries, including crushed lungs and a lacerated liver.

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