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A driver who left the road and walked away from his car after a road accident sparked an alert yesterday (Monday 23 January) which brought emergency services together in response.

The car had apparently swerved off the road on Barvas moor and was in a damaged state in a ditch when it was reported to Stornoway police shortly before 3pm.

With no driver anywhere near the scene, police were concerned that the driver may be injured and have wandered into the moor.

Coastguard rescue teams from Stornoway, Ness and Bragar were called out to help with a search of the area, but had only just arrived on scene when the man was found by police.

All teams were stood down by 3.30pm with no search undertaken and the driver considered safe and well.