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Firework sparks sea search

LERWICK lifeboat, the search and rescue 102 helicopter as well as the Coastguard teams from Lerwick and Bressay were called out on Saturday morning following a report that a flare had been seen at the north end of Lerwick harbour.

A coastguard spokesman said that the search of the area was stood down after 90 minutes as nothing had been found.

He said the flare had been most likely a firework and they treated the incident as false alarm with good intent.

Shetland Coastguard was first alerted at 8.45am. Lerwick lifeboat was back at base at 10.20am.

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