It was a terribly cold night but local coastguard volunteers were out helping the police. A report on the Coastguard facebook page states:
"Nairn Coastguard and Inverness Coastguard were paged at 0240 this morning to reports of a missing person posible in the water at Nairn harbour river area we carried out a comprehensive search of the area,also in attendance police and ambulance. Rescue 137 called to assist as well, the person was located in the Nairn area
A big thank you to all involved with this incident on a very cold icy morning."
And a big thank you from the community, I'm sure, to those prepared to go out in risky inclement situations for the benefit of their fellow citizens. More on the Coast Guard facebook page, including pictures.