EMERGENCY services, including a rescue helicopter, were called out yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

Reports of three missing people near Ravensheugh Sands, near Tyninghame, were passed to emergency services at about 4.20pm.

Coastguard teams from Dunbar and North Berwick were joined by colleagues from Dunbar’s RNLI, as well as the Scottish Ambulance Service.

A spokesman for Dunbar Coastguard said: “Also on scene were units from Police Scotland including a search dog team; Scottish Ambulance Service personnel including their special operations response team (SORT); and Border Search and Rescue Unit.

“The Police Scotland air support unit was also tasked but cancelled before take-off.

“Two casualties were located quickly by police and coastguard units.

“All personnel then regrouped as the coastguard officer in charge (OIC) formulated a search plan.

“Teams were briefed and, as the search was commencing, quickly located the final casualty.

“With all casualties checked over by paramedics, we debriefed and returned to stations.”