Two coastguard teams were called out on Sunday morning (January 19th) when a man-overboard beacon was discovered near Balmartin in North Uist.

A member of the public spotted the personal beacon and alerted Stornoway Coastguard operations centre, who tasked Griminish and Benbecula Coastguard Rescue Teams to investigate the site.

The beacon was found to be non-identifiable and the teams were stood down after checking the area.

The incident has been classified as a false alarm with good intent.