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Search for missing person after boat capsizes on loch

Two people on the boat in Loch Awe got to safety but a third is still missing.

Search: A person is still missing after a boat capsized. <strong>© STV</strong>
Search: A person is still missing after a boat capsized. © STV

A search and rescue operation has resumed at a loch in Argyll and Bute after a boat carrying three people capsized.

Two of the people in the boat near Inishail Island in Loch Awe are understood to have got themselves to safety but another person has yet to be found.

Emergency services, including HM Coastguard, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were at the loch on Saturday evening before the search was suspended.

It resumed early on Sunday morning.

Oban mountain rescue team and a search and rescue helicopter based at Inverness have also been involved.

A statement issued to PA on Saturday by HM Coastguard said: “Two people were reported to have got themselves to safety, but a third was unaccounted for.

“Oban and Inveraray Coastguard rescue teams, Appin inshore rescue team and HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Inverness have been sent to the scene to assist in carrying out a search for the missing person, along with Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

“The two other people are in the care of the police and ambulance service. The search is ongoing and there’s no further information at this stage.”


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