Stornoway RNLI Lifeboat was in action last night (Saturday May 18th) when a local yacht called for help near the Witches Pool in South Lochs.

The sailing vessel Mistress Quickly, with two people aboard, had suffered engine failure and, in calm conditions, was unable to make progress by sail.

RNLB Tom Sanderson was launched at 8.35pm and Coastguard Rescue Teams from South Lochs and Stornoway also stood by as the yacht was taken under tow to Stornoway harbour.

All teams were stood down with the vessel safely alongside at 10.45pm.