Helicopters and lifeboats join search for men missing in speedboat

The boat was overdue from Port Logan on Saturday evening

A large-scale sea search had failed to find two men missing in a speedboat off the south-west of Scotland.

The Coastguard was alerted on Saturday when the boat was reported overdue from Port Logan, Dumfries and Galloway, at around 6.15pm.

Two helicopters and lifeboats searched the water overnight, following the boat's known and projected movements, but no trace has been found.

A Coastguard spokeswoman said Portpatrick, Stranraer, Ballantrae, Isle of Whithorn and Bangor Coastguard rescue teams were involved, along with lifeboats from Port William, Stranraer, Donaghadee, Ramsey and Peel.