Orkney Search For Man Reported Missing Overboard

18 April 2016, 12:01

Coastguard teams are searching for a man reported missing overboard from a fishing vessel.

Crews were alerted to the incident about 20 miles north-west of Orkney at about 7am.

The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopters based at Sumburgh and Stornoway have been searching the area.

Commander Tris Newey said: "Our helicopters, along with the fishing vessel, have been searching throughout the morning in very rough weather and challenging conditions, but so far the missing man has not been located.

"The search is continuing.''