Three Coastguard Rescue Teams were called to Shawbost on Saturday (15 February) to help recover a walker who had been injured on a coastal path near the beach.

Scottish Ambulance asked for assistance around 11am after the woman called them. She had injured her leg during the height of Saturday’s bad weather and they were unable to lift her to the ambulance for further assistance.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bragar, Breasclete and Ness went to the scene and assisted the casualty using a stretcher, carrying her to the ambulance which then took her onwards to Western Isles Hospital.

Stornoway CRT was also tasked to bring their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) but were stood down before leaving the town area as the rescue had been achieved.