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Emergency services were called to South Beach Street in Stornoway at 12.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 19 February) to reports that a man had suffered a suspected heart attack.

The call came in to Stornoway Coastguard operations room from Scottish Ambulance, who requested assistance with recovering the casualty from the shore at the foot of the King’s steps, near to the Iolaire memorial sculpture.

Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team attended together with HM Coastguard duty officer, police and a team from Scottish Fire and Rescue service.

The man was found to have slipped and fallen on the steps. He was stretchered to the waiting ambulance by Coastguard and fire crews and was passed into the care of Scottish Ambulance Service personnel.