A struggling swimmer was plucked from the water by lifeboat crews after a major rescue operation near Montrose Harbour.
Two volunteer lifeboat crews rushed to Annat Bank near the mouth of the River South Esk at 9.45pm on Saturday after receiving a call from the Coastguard.
Those involved were the Montrose All Weather Lifeboat Ian Grant Smith and Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) Nigel A Kennedy.
The ILB was quickly on scene and carried out a search before finding the person in the water.
The individual was recovered to the ILB and returned to station.
The crew then carried out casualty care en route and on the pontoon with Montrose Coastguard Team.
Bond 1 rescue helicopter was also at the scene as the ambulance arrived at the lifeboat station.
The casualty, who is understood to have recovered, was passed to paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service for further assessment and treatment.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is currently running a water safety to help prevent such incidents.
Jim Strachan, of RNLI Montrose, said: “Although the water seemed calm tonight, the water was flowing quickly out to sea.
“Members of the public are encouraged to check tides of the local area and if needed dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard if they think someone is in danger or difficulty.”