Missing woman found safe and well

A hunt for a missing tourist involving coastguards, police and the public has been called off after the 57-year-old was found safe and well this morning.

The search, triggered after the woman failed to return from a walk to Uyea Isle last night, resumed this morning. Sumburgh based rescue helicopter 102, the Aith lifeboat and coastguard teams from Lerwick, Walls, Hillswick, Sullom and North Roe were combing the area along with members of the public.

Coastguards had been alerted at 9pm last night that the 57-year-old woman, who has not been named, had failed to return from a walk to the tidal isle.

The missing woman’s husband is understood to have called the owner of their holiday home when she failed to return from her walk and he alerted emergency services.

Last night’s search, involving coastguards and a rescue helicopter, was called off in the early hours when fog reduced visibility. The search resumed again this morning.




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