A rescue operation was scrambled on Monday night after a man suffered a leg injury after falling at Montrose beach.
An emergency call was received around 10pm after the male in his 20s had fallen at the sand dunes.
Due to the nature of the location the ambulance service requested the assistance of the Coastguard.
The Coastguard team rescued the man from the beach and he was then placed on a stretcher.
Both lifeboats were then launched at 11pm and the crew helped get the injured man aboard the inshore boat before he was transferred to the all-weather vessel.
He was taken back to the lifeboat station and into the hands of paramedics and a waiting ambulance once he was brought ashore following his ordeal.
A spokesman for the ambulance service today said the man had suffered a leg injury but was in a stable condition.
He was conveyed to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for treatment.