Extensive search by Coastguard after red flare alert off Whitehead

Responders were stood down after an extensive search.
Responders were stood down after an extensive search.

Portmuck Coastguard responded to reports of a red flare sighted off Whitehead last night (Monday).

Commenting on the 9.10 pm incident, a Portmuck Coastguard spokesperson said: “We spoke to first informants to get a location for sighting however the Coastguard team was later stood down after an extensive search of the area with nothing found.

“If you see a flare, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard, giving details of what you observed and the location.”