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Leisure activities at the coast caused two emergency incidents last week, with rescuers called to Broad Bay and to the west of Harris on Thursday (25 August).

Harris and Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Teams were tasked to Luskentyre late on Thursday afternoon after reports that two people had been cut off and stranded by the tide on a sandbank.

The casualties had self-rescued before either team arrived on scene and confirmed to rescuers from Harris CRT that they needed no further care.

Just before 9pm on Thursday night Stornoway maritime rescue co-ordination centre received a 999 call reporting two people separated from their jet ski in the water off Brevig harbour in Broad Bay.

Coastguard officers tasked helicopter R948, which was on training manoeuvres nearby at the time, and Stornoway RNLI lifeboat was also launched, while Stornoway coastguard rescue team went to the scene to assist from the landward side.

The coastguard helicopter reported as they reached the scene that the two people were being recovered from the water by local vessels and the RNLI crew later recovered the jet ski.

Stornoway CRT members checked the casualties as they were landed and passed them into the care of Scottish Ambulance Service, who took them onwards to Western Isles Hospital for further assessment.

The incident was closed with all teams stood down shortly before midnight.