Air-Sea Search for Missing Boy

Air-Sea Search for Missing Boy
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK

A major air and sea search was under way tonight for a missing 14-year-old boy.

The teenager was in a small fishing boat with another boy when it sank near Islay in the Western Isles.

One of the boys swam ashore near Frenchman’s Rocks off the island and raised the alarm at shortly after 6pm this evening.

Clyde coastguard vessels, local fishing boats, a Royal Navy helicopter from Prestwick in Ayrshire and a coastguard helicopter from Stornoway joined the search.

A spokesman for Clyde Coastguard said: “The boys were in the fishing boat when it began taking on water.

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