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Emergency services / Emergency services called to incident in Breiwick

Lerwick lifeboat. Photo: Mark BerryLerwick lifeboat Photo: Mark Berry

A WOMAN has been rescued from the waters near the Sletts, in Lerwick, and taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital as a precaution. 

Emergency services including the Lerwick lifeboat and coastguard teams were called out just after 5pm on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said that a report had been received raising concern for a person on the shoreline at South Road.

“The woman has been traced safely and passed into the care of medical staff,” the spokesman said.