Lifeboat crews in South Ayrshire were called out in stormy conditions on Monday night to trace a missing person.
Girvan RNLI were called out shortly before 7pm on Monday night as Storm Isha battered the country.
The person had been reported missing near to Maidens/Culzean and Croy beach further up the coast line.
Assistance had been requested by police who were working together with the coastguard rescuers at the scene.
The lifeboat team searched the rocky shoreline using high powered spotlights whilst being battered with large waves and swells.
After searching, the crew remained at the scene before being told by police that the casualty had been located.
The crew then headed back through the choppy waters to Girvan where they arrived back around 9pm.
Girvan lifeboat coxwain/mechanic Callum Govus said: “On the back of Storm Isha, conditions this evening were challenging to say the least, however we have a state of the art Shannon Class lifeboat and setting to sea on nights like these with conditions like that is a testament to the training and equipment provided by the RNLI, where our crew know exactly what to do and everyone works as one team.
“It’s a big ask to take someone from their everyday life and ask them to set to sea on a night like this, but everyone of them did so without hesitation, ultimately our search was completed with nothing found by ourselves and we returned home safely.”
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