At 1320 today (Tuesday) Stornoway Coastguard requested the assistance of Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat with an incident in the Hoebeg area of North Uist. 

The Lifeboat was launched in Force 9/Storm Force 10 conditions and made best speed towards the area. 


At approximately 1410 hours, whilst the Lifeboat was en route, the incident was resolved by the Coastguard Mobile/Helicopter teams, who were also on scene.

The volunteer RNLI crew were stood down, returned to base, and the Lifeboat was ready for service again by 1500.

The pictures show the crew returning to Leverburgh earlier today and are by Neil MacAulay, Deputy Launching Authority, Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat