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Marine emergency was caused by moth survey

OBAN and Campbeltown Coastguards, Campbeltown lifeboat and a rescue helicopter were scrambled in the early hours of on Tuesday … because of moths.

The emergency began at 4.30am after a small local fishing vessel reported seeing a static white light 30 metres above the cliffs at the Mull of Kintyre.

Worried that there might be someone in trouble on the cliffs, the UK Coastguard sent Oban and Campbeltown Coastguard rescue teams, Campbeltown RNLI all-weather lifeboat and the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Prestwick to the location.

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