Stornoway RNLI lifeboat was called to help when a fisherman lost power on his vessel on Friday afternoon (July 19th).

The lone fisherman aboard the small fishing boat Ceol na Mara used VHS to issue a distress call when he lost engine power and was unable to control the boat, in Loch Roag off Bernera at 1.20pm on Friday.

Stornoway RNLI crew launched the RNLB Tom Sanderson, and Coastguard Rescue Teams (CRTs) from Breasclete and Bragar also went to the scene overland.

Another local fishing vessel, the Ebony May, was able to take the casualty under tow to Carloway pier, where CRTs stood by to ensure all was safe.

The lifeboat was stood down before reaching the scene and the incident was closed at 2.30pm.