Emergency beacon that triggered Hoy Sound search found in shed
An emergency beacon which triggered a full-scale search and rescue operation off the coast of Orkney has been found in a shed.
The RNLI said the Stromness and Longhope lifeboats were called out to Hoy Sound at about 04:20 after the beacon was triggered.
Rescue teams from Kirkwall, Hoy and Stromness were also involved in the search, which took several hours.
The device was finally discovered in a shed in Stromness and deactivated.
HM Coastguard said there was no malicious intent.