EMERGENCY services, including a search and rescue helicopter, were called out yesterday evening (Sunday) after reports of a missing person in Dunbar.

The town’s coastguard and RNLI lifeboats were joined by coastguard teams from North Berwick, Eyemouth and Berwick, as well as the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 199 and Senior Coastal Operations Officer after a call at about 9.40pm.

Coastguard officers and RNLI volunteers were briefed on the missing person by police and a search plan was formulated by the coast officer in charge.

A spokesman for Dunbar Coastguard said: “Both Dunbar lifeboats conducted a search of the coastline from the sea and assisted our search teams by deploying para-illuminating flares.

“During the search, the missing person made themselves known to police.

“Coastguards regrouped to debrief before returning to their respective stations.”