A major search and rescue operation has been launched for a missing diver in Orkney.
Search and rescue helicopters were sent from Inverness and Stornoway after the alarm was raised around 11.10am on Thursday morning.
A spokesperson for the Coastguard said: “HM Coastguard is coordinating the search for a diver reported overdue from a vessel in Scapa Flow today, September 28.
“The alarm was raised at about 11.10am and HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopters have been sent from Inverness and Stornoway.
“RNLI all-weather lifeboats have been sent from Stromness and Longhope, alongside Coastguard Rescue Teams from Kirkwall, Hoy and Stromness.
“Vessels in the area have also been asked to assist with the search”.
An RNLI spokesperson said: “RNLI lifeboats from Stromness and Longhope were tasked shortly after 11am this morning to assist with a multi-agency search in Scapa Flow.
“The search is being coordinated by the UK Coastguard and is ongoing this evening.”
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