A woman in her 70s had to be taken to hospital after twisting her ankle at a Fife beauty spot.
Two ambulances and a rescue helicopter rushed to Wormit Bay at around 3pm on Friday afternoon after the walker fell as she walked on the Fife Coastal Path between Wormit and Balmerino.
Although the woman only sustained minor injuries, the helicopter was required because of the difficulty in reaching her on the path.
Paramedics were seen carrying stretchers from Wormit Bay to the path at around 3.30pm on Friday afternoon.
The rescue helicopter left the scene shortly before 4pm.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 2.10pm on to attend an incident in Wormit.
“Two ambulances and the air ambulance were dispatched to the scene and one patient in their 70s was taken to Ninewells Hospital for further treatment.”
The bay area is a popular spot with walkers, water sports enthusiasts and other visitors to the North East Fife village.
Several people watched the drama unfold.
Jim Burns, from Dundee, 67, said he spoke to the injured woman and said she was “more embarrassed” than hurt.
He said: “It was a woman who hurt her ankle up there on the path. I think she was probably in her late 60s. I spoke to her and it seemed like she was okay.
“I think the ankle was probably just twisted, I don’t think it was broken.
“She was sitting on the ground when I spoke to her and she had two people with her.
“She seemed quite perky. I think she was more embarrassed than anything else.”
Mr Burns added: “It can be quite steep on the path and there are steps and rocks. You wouldn’t be able to get a normal ambulance up there. There’s a gate as well. The air ambulance arrived at around 3pm.”