Want to read more?
We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards
Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish)
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.