COASTGUARDS investigated reports of an empty dinghy drifting near to West Bay Harbour.

The crew of the fishing vessel Trace Sea reported the sighting on VHF at around 10.49am yesterday.

Extensive enquiries, including broadcasts, were made to establish where the craft had come from or whether any persons were at risk but without satisfactory outcome.

The fishing vessel towed the dinghy into West Bay, where they were met by West Bay Coastguard Rescue Officers.