Archive for August 21st, 2011
The emergency services undertook a night-time search of Loch Ness after reports a balloon-like object had fallen from the sky.
The police, coastguard, lifeboat and an RAF search and rescue helicopter scoured the area but found nothing.
The alarm was raised at 20:00 on Saturday after members of the public said they saw a blue object fall on the south of the Loch, near Dores.
Police thought it might have been a hang glider or microlight.
However, following a three-hour search the emergency services could find “nothing untoward”.
Loch Ness RNLI crew member, Vivian Bailey, said: “Speed of arrival on scene was essential and we were able to link our search efforts with those of the Coastguard and RAF, something we practice regularly.