Leverburgh lifeboat launched yesterday (Thursday January 24th) to reports of a speedboat which had run aground on a sandbar off Benbecula.

Stornoway Coastguard received the report at noon that the leisure craft, with one person aboard, was aground and had lost engine power just north of Benbecula airport.

The lifeboat was en route to the scene when it was reported that the fire and rescue boat from Benbecula airport had reached the casualty and that the person aboard was safe and well.