aircraft Rescue teams in a search off the northwest Scotland have been stood down after a report of an activated distress beacon (EPIRB) failed to discover anything

Rescue teams in a search off the northwest Scotland have been stood down after a report of an activated distress beacon (EPIRB) failed to discover anything

Rescue teams in a search off the Western Isles of Scotland have been stood down after a report of an activated distress beacon (EPIRB) failed to discover anything.

The EPIRB alert was triggered at 01.30am on Thursday morning, 27 October and was believed to be about 64 miles (103km) northwest of the Butt of Lewis.

Stornoway lifeboat and a coastguard helicopter along with a fixed wing aircraft were involved in searches since the alarm was raised.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said:

“The search was stood down early this morning as nothing of concern was found.

“There were no further beacon alerts detected.”

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Rescue teams in northwest Scotland EPIRB search stood down

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