Double call-out for Lerwick Coastguard

The Lerwick Coastguard attended two different call-outs on Saturday afternoon.

In the first, a person described as potentially “vulnerable” went missing in the north end of Lerwick after becoming seperated from friends and family on a walk.

The Coastguard assisted Lerwick police officers in locating this person, who was discovered safe and well.

They then attended a 999 call from a concerned member of the public about a rubber dinghy which had allegedly capsized, with three people going into the sea in “the Breiwick bay area” of the town, a Coastguard spokesman said.

The Lerwick Coastguard put out a mayday call for assistance from other vessels in their search, but the crew was stood down with nothing found.



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