An angler has been airlifted to safety after he became cut off by the tide on rocks and was surrounded by high waves.
A member of the public alerted the Coastguard via a 999 call to the man in danger at Eyemouth, in the Scottish Borders, at around 9.40pm on Wednesday.
He was completely cut off by the sea, with waves reaching 10ft-13ft in height around him, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.
The Coastguard sent the two RNLI lifeboats from Eyemouth and Coastguard rescue teams from Eyemouth and Berwick to the area.
But when they arrived on the scene, the conditions were too rough for them to get to the angler.
The coastguard search and rescue helicopter at Prestwick was summoned and managed to airlift the man from the rocks. He was then able to make his own way home.
Jolene Smith, senior maritime operations officer for the UK Coastguard, said: “As he was being rescued, the waves around him were reaching three to four metres in height and there is no doubt he was at risk of being washed off the rocks.
“He was wearing high-visibility clothing that meant we were able to locate him quickly. It really also critical for rock anglers to check weather conditions and tide times before heading out.”
The coastguard recommends that anglers wear hi-vis clothing, a lifejacket or buoyancy aid and carry some means of communication for alerting the emergency services.