The body of a fisherman has been pulled from the river in Montrose.
A full-scale emergency response was scrambled after the man got into difficulties while wading in the River Esk near Craigo.
Several police cars, two fire appliances, specialist water units and an ambulance were dispatched to Montrose around 6.30pm.
Montrose inshore and all-weather lifeboats were also involved in the search for the missing angler.
A witness said: “He was apparently wading upstream and got pulled in.
“The amount of rain earlier in the week had made the currents stronger than normal.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a man was recovered from the River Esk on Thursday evening.
“Next of kin have been made aware and there is not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.
“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.”
Scottish Fire and Rescue confirmed they were called to assist the operation.
A spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called at 6.33pm on Thursday, May 3 to assist our emergency service partners.
“Operations control mobilised two fire engines and specialist water units to the Kinnaber Water Works, Montrose.
“Firefighters assisted their emergency service colleagues and thereafter left the scene.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 6.39 hours on Thursday May 3 to attend an incident in Kinnaber, Montrose.
“We dispatched one ambulance, a manager and our special operations team to the scene.”