A major search is ongoing to trace a paddle boarder who has gone missing off the coast of Orkney.
The coastguard received a call raising concerns about the missing person in the Scappa Flow area at around 9pm on Wednesday night.
Two water rescue teams, an RNLI lifeboat and a helicopter were launched to aid in the search.
A HM coastguard spokesperson said: “We are currently carrying out a search for a missing paddle boarder in Orkney.
“We have Longhope Lifeboat along with St Margaret’s Hope Coastguard Rescue Team and Kirkwall Coastguard Rescue Team and a rescue helicopter from Sumburgh carrying out a search in the Scappa Flow area.”