Highlands & Islands

Search after report of parachute off Sutherland coast

Thurso lifeboat Image copyright RNLI/Karen Munro
Image caption Thurso lifeboat and coastguard teams made searches on Monday night

A lifeboat and coastguard teams have made searches of part of the north Sutherland coast after a report of a parachute coming out of the sky.

RNLI Thurso was launched at 18:40 on Monday and made a search of the sea off Sandside Head.

Local coastguard teams and Stornoway Coastguard helicopter also made checks of the sea and shore.

An RNLI spokesman said the search focused on an area between Reay and Melvich but nothing was found.

The lifeboat crew was stood down at 21:00.

After refuelling, the helicopter made further searches before its crew was also stood down.

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