Emergency teams were in operation near to Stornoway's ferry terminal just after 9pm on Friday (October 26th) when a person was reported to be in the water.

Two Coastguard rescue teams, from Stornoway and South Lochs, and Stornoway RNLI Lifeboat were immediately tasked by Stornoway Coastguard, but were very quickly stood down as the person had been helped from the water by passers-by and ambulance staff.

The Scottish Ambulance team gave immediate assistance and took the person to Western Isles Hospital after the incident. All other teams were stood down by 9.28pm.