A teenage girl has been rescued after getting stuck in mud at Montrose Basin.
The incident happened around 9.15pm on Thursday night.
The 15-year-old was eventually pulled from the mud after a rescue mission involving four coastguard teams as well as the crew of Montrose inshore lifeboat.
The girl was checked over by a waiting ambulance before being allowed to go home.
Large emergency response
A spokesman for HM Coastguard said the drama unfolded at Montrose Basin after the girl, who was on her own, managed to alert the police herself.
She was about 50 metres out into the basin, stuck in the mudflats at the time.
They contacted the coastguards who launched the rescue bid.
A spokesman said: “Coastguard teams from Montrose, St Andrews, Dundee and South Queensferry as well as Montrose inshore lifeboat went to her aid.”
Her rescuers used specialist equipment, including mudder shoes, designed to allow people to walk on mud, to reach the girl.
The teams managed to get her on to a stretcher and pull her to safety at the shore where she was checked over by paramedics.
The spokesman said: “She was checked over by ambulance crew after she was brought back to safety by 10.20pm, and was found to be safe and well.”