Three kayakers have been rescued in a multi-agency response featuring a Royal Navy warship.
It is understood that HMS Sutherland was sailing along the west coast near Skye when it received a request to assist coastguard teams in rescuing three individuals from a nearby loch. The operation also involved the RNLI, the coastguard and nearby fishing boats according to the BBC here.
A Maritime and Coastguard spokesman said:
“HM Coastguard received a report of three kayakers in difficulty at Loch Torridon, in the north-west Highlands.
Kyle Coastguard Rescue Team, the Portree RNLI lifeboat and the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Stornoway were sent to assist at the scene. HMS Sutherland and a number of nearby fishing boats and other vessels also responded immediately and assisted.
The casualties were safely rescued at the scene and later passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service for further treatment.”