May 27, 2015, 10:28 amUpdated: May 27, 2015, 10:35 am
Coastguards are resuming a major search for a man missing on board a “home-made” boat.
The man left Brevig Pier in the Outer Hebrides at 7am yesterday morning.
Concerned relatives called Stornoway coastguard around 8pm when he failed to return.
The missing man did not give details of where he intended to go and does not have a radio or mobile phone with him.
Carol Collins, Stornoway Coastguard Watch Manager, said a major search is currently underway off Broad Bay, Isle of Lewis.
“The Stornoway-based Coastguard rescue helicopter, Stornoway RNLI lifeboat, Coastguard Rescue Teams from across the Isle of Lewis, Police units and Hebrides Inland Rescue are all currently searching for the missing man,” she said.
“Sadly we have not found any sign of him or his boat yet.”
The missing boat is blue and black, around three metres long and has an outboard motor.
A coastguard spokesman said: “If you think that you may have seen the missing boat or its skipper in the last 24 hours please call Stornoway Coastguard on 01851 702013.”