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Reports of missing person on Isles of Scilly

By CMJoshBarrie  |  Posted: November 04, 2013

It is thought the coastguard is currently dealing with an incident involving a missing person

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UPDATE: COASTGUARDS rescued an elderly holidaymaker this evening who had slipped while walking on Tresco, the Isles of Scilly.

The man had been out walking and was reported as missing after failing to return to the hotel.

A coastguard spokesman said a team was tasked with finding the individual at around 8pm and managed to locate him soon after. It was reported he had taken the decision to stay put due to a lack of light and having been unsure of the area.

The spokesman added the man is in the process of being transported by a lifeboat to St Mary's where he will be treated at the island's hospital - but has no serious injuries.

EARLIER: COASTGUARDS are searching for a missing person on the Isles of Scilly.

Reports came through of the incident on the islands and a spokeswoman for the rescue service noted an incident was ongoing just after 8pm.

However, they were unable to provide any other information at this time.

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