Coastguard called after skinny dippers spotted off Shetland

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Three skinny dippers sparked a major rescue alert off Shetland.

A member of the public phoned coastguards over concerns about the daring trio at Breiwick Bay at Lerwick.

Lerwick Lifeboat crew and Lerwick Coastguard Rescue Team were paged just after 2am.

But as the rescuers were about to set off, a call came in that the naked trio were all safe and well.

“The member of the public who called about their friends skinny dipping did absolutely the right thing,” said a spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

It is not known what gender the swimmers were.