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Youth escapade triggers emergency response

EMERGENCY services were called to the sea wall at the Ayre of Clickmin in Lerwick at the early hours of the morning after reports of two youths on the rocks.

The Lerwick lifeboat, police, ambulance and coastguard teams were all dispatched to the incident and coastguards assisted the teenagers back to the landward side of the wall near the Tesco roundabout.

A statement from Police Scotland said the police had been called following concerns for two teenagers climbing on rocks at the seafront around 12.50am on Friday. Both of the youths were removed safely around 2.20am.

“While this incident involved a significant number of resources from the emergency services, there was no risk to the general public,” it added, saying that “appropriate follow-up action will be taken with the relevant authorities.”