Emergency services were called on in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday December 1st) after reports that a person was missing following a road accident.

Police called for assistance from Stornoway Coastguard operations centre at about 2am on Sunday, with Bragar, Miavaig, South Lochs, Breasclete, Ness and Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Teams joining police officers and fire teams to carry out the search.

The person was apparently missing following an accident near to Ballantrushal on the west side of Lewis. The search was co-ordinated in the surrounding area.

Search and rescue helicopter R948 was scrambled at 3.25am and assisted with the search from the air. All teams were stood down at 6am and police are carrying out further enquiries.

The picture shows R948 taking off early yesterday morning (Jason Spinks).

This report has been updated to include further information from Stornoway Coastguard.