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Portree police and the local RNLI crew were involved in a near two hour coastal search last night (Nov 9) after concerns about a person's safety.

It was around 9.45pm that the Portree lifeboat launched with a full complement of crew and was tasked by Stornoway Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre with a coastline search in the Scorrybreac area of Portree.

This followed a request from Police Scotland who were dealing with an incident which gave rise to concern for the safety of an individual.

The turnout to the pager request allowed for additional crew to utilise the boarding boat as a search asset with further crew being deployed to search the shore and Scorry pathway. HM Coastguard personnel also assisted with the search.

However, the lifeboat was eventually stood down at 11.30 pm after a thorough search and a reassessment by police of the circumstances.

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