Missing person report sees Oban lifeboat launched

Oban's Mora Edith MacDonald lifeboat pic by Stephen Lawson.

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Oban Lifeboat was launched last night following a report of a missing person last seen in the vicinity of the war memorial.

The volunteer RNLI crew of the Mora Edith MacDonald launched at 8.50pm and carried out a shoreline search of the waters off the esplanade.

It also searched an area towards Ganavan with Oban Coastguard Rescue Team conducting a search from the shore.

An RNLI statement said just as the lifeboat had completed its search of the area, the person was located safe and well.

Oban Lifeboat was stood down and returned to berth.

Ally Cerexhe, Oban lifeboat’s coxswain, said: ‘We were pleased to hear that the person was found safe and well in this instance.

‘While our lifeboat remains ready to launch should we be required, we continue to remind everyone to take extra care if they are visiting the coast.

‘Please continue to exercise locally to your home and if you see anyone at risk please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’

Oban Lifeboat Station is one of the busiest all weather lifeboat stations in the UK, operating 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.