Search for missing woman stood down

Forty-three year old Lorraine Grains was reported missing on Thursday.

THE SEARCH for missing local woman Lorraine Grains has been stood down for the day.

The 43 year old was reported missing from her home in Laxo, near Vidlin, on Thursday.

A decision on how to continue with the search will be taken following a debriefing later tonight.

On Friday, around 30 people joined voluntary coastguard teams in the search for the well known local woman.


The Lerwick lifeboat and the coastguard helicopter were stood down earlier in the afternoon after searching the wider area several times since Thursday.

Lorraine is described as white, about five foot two in height and of slim build.

She has long purple hair and is believed to be wearing black leggings or jeans and a long black overcoat.

Police has thanked the local community for their help and added that if they are able to offer any information about Lorraine’s current whereabouts then they should contact them at Lerwick police station on telephone 101.

Anyone who wants to assist with any searches on Saturday should await a further media release outlining planned commencement times and locations.

Those searching are asked to ensure they are well-equipped and prepared for the conditions, while they should not put themselves at any risk.

Police advise that if anything is found by volunteers then it should be left in place before the police is informed.

The coastguard helicopter, Lerwick lifeboat and coastguard rescue teams were involved in the search on Thursday. Photo: Shetland News