Coastguards are currently coordinating the search for a man who is missing off Broad Bay, Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

The man left Breivig in his homemade boat at 7am yesterday morning. Concerned relatives called the Coastguard at 8pm yesterday evening when he failed to return.

The missing man did not give details of where he intended to go and does not have a radio or mobile phone with him.

Carol Collins, Stornoway Coastguard Watch Manager sais: ‘The Stornoway-based Coastguard rescue helicopter, Stornoway RNLI lifeboat, Coastguard Rescue Teams from across the Isle of Lewis, Police units and Hebrides Inland Rescue are all currently searching for the missing man.

‘Sadly we have not found any sign of him or his boat yet.’

The missing boat is blue and black, three metres long and has an outboard motor.

Anyone who has seen the missing boat or its skipper is asked to call Stornoway Coastguard on 01851 702013.