If you see anyone or anything that appears to be in difficulty in or on the water, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
On the ground, Coastguard Rescue Teams in Barra, Lochboisdale, Stornoway and Harris are playing their part, by using coastguard drivers and vehicles to assist in the transportation of completed Covid-19 tests between Barra and Stornoway.
The substantial helicopter activity around Ben Nevis at the weekend, however, has drawn a complaint of excessive disturbance with one local resident claiming that on one of the weekend’s rescues, the Coastguard helicopter flew low over his house no less that 28 times until the early hours of the morning.
Coastguard Rescue Teams in Barra, Lochboisdale, Stornoway and Harris are using coastguard drivers and vehicles to help the NHS with the transportation of completed Covid-19 tests.
The emergency response followed the Coastguard’s Pan Pan alert calling for all assistance to help search the area.
Mountain rescue team battled ‘horrendous’ conditions on Ben Nevis