Women rescued from the sea at Steinish

A holidaymaker was rescued when she got into difficulty in the sea after being cut off by the tide at Steinish yesterday (Wednesday).

Stornoway Coastguard was alerted by a local resident as the incident unfolded around 3:30pm.

Two local coastguard rescue teams used specialist water rescue equipment – including drysuits and rope – to safely recover the woman.

Murdo Macaulay, Watch Manager at Stornoway Coastguard, said: “The woman was rescued within 16 minutes of us receiving the initial call.

“She was tired from her ordeal, but didn’t sustain any injuries.

“We advise people to check the weather and tides before they set out.”