South Scotland

Solway search for 'microlight in sea' called off

Drumburn point Image copyright John M
Image caption A call reporting an aircraft going into the water was received on Thursday night

A search of the Solway Firth following reports of a small aircraft going into the sea, has been called off.

The operation started in the Ruthwell and Carsethorn area on Thursday evening, amid reports that a microlight or paraglider had entered the water.

Coastguard and lifeboat teams from both sides of the Scotland-England border joined the search.

It resumed in the morning but was called off after nobody was found and no reports of anybody missing.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said investigations into the reports would continue.

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