Largs Lifeboat launched to a report of a man clinging on to a capsized vessel on the Clyde last Friday evening.

The coastguard call came at 7.50pm as an extensive search south of Toward Lighthouse took place after a red flare had been reportedly sighted earlier.

However, while there was no capsized boat or person found. there was a large yellow buoy with black markings, which could, from a distance, be mistaken for a capsized boat.

RNLI spokesman Alasdair Woods said "It was considered to be a false alarm with good intent."