coastguard


Redfern traced at Brindister

A THIRTY four year old man missing in Shetland since Tuesday morning has been found safe and well, police have confirmed. Grant Redfern was traced at Brindister, a few miles south of the Ness of Trebister where he was last seen at 5am. Police, Lerwick lifeboat, voluntary coastguard teams and the Sumburgh based search and […] Shetland News …


Missing person found after early morning coastguard search

THE SUMBURGH based coastguard helicopter was involved in a missing person search in the early hours of morning (Sunday). A spokesperson for the coastguard confirmed that the person, described as being “high risk”, was found. The helicopter was called out at 3.45am and it hovered around areas such as Gulberwick, Quarff and Cunningsburgh. It was […] Shetland News …


Coastguard attends to washed-up life raft

PEOPLE are being asked to contact the coastguard if they come across parts of a life raft which came loose from a vessel a few days ago near Sumburgh. The coastguard was called out on Wednesday morning after the life raft washed up at the Geo of Newlands at Scatness. The team safely dealt with […] Shetland News …


Happy ending for Jack the dog after cliff fall

COASTGUARD rescue officers came to the aid of a dog which had made its way down a rocky inlet at the Ness of Sound in Lerwick on Friday evening. Rescue teams from Lerwick and Sumburgh, as well as the Lerwick Lifeboat, were tasked at around 6.15pm. Coastguard officers wore drysuits and were able to wade […] Shetland News …