The search for an overdue kayaker who was last seen off the Fife coast has been stood down after the person was seen safe and well.
A rescue team from the RNLI in Kinghorn were tasked to scour the shoreline between Kirkcaldy and West Wemyss shortly after 3:15pm today.
The crew were joined in their search by the Kinghorn Coastguard and a crew from HM Coastguard for North and East Fife.
The Coastguard rescue helicopter was also called to the scene but arrived just as the teams were told to stand down.
Our volunteer crew was paged at 15:18 on Tuesday following a report of an overdue kayaker in the Kirkcaldy – Dysart area.
Our team was tasked to undertake a search between Kirkcaldy and West Wemyss, returning… https://t.co/pMAxrykDE8
— Kinghorn Lifeboat (@rnli_kinghorn) May 15, 2018
A witness spotted a person spotting the kayaker’s description climbing a ladder at Kirkcaldy harbour after leaving a vessel.
The search was stood down shortly after 5pm and the lifeboat returned to the station.