Emergency services launched a major operation this morning after a stolen car was found submerged in the Dighty Burn in Fintry.
Police and rescue crews raced to the scene shortly after 8am amid concerns that there may have been people in the silver Vauxhall Corsa.
Police were able to confirm the car was empty on their arrival.
However, with the burn swollen by recent rain fire and rescue crews were carrying out a search down the length of the Dighty for any potential casualties.
A section of Fintry Road starting from the junction with Fountainbleu Drive has been shut from around 8.50am.
There are two fire engines, at least three police cars at least six police officers on the scene.
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The footbridge going over the burn beside Fintry Road were cordoned off while the water search was being conducted.
Recovery vehicles and highway maintenance were also at the scene.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland is making enquiries into a report of a stolen Vauxhall Corsa car that was found within the Dighty Burn at Finlathen Park, Fountainbleau Drive this morning at around 7.05am.
“There is extensive damage to the vehicle, however there were no occupants traced at the scene.
“Fintry Road has been closed to allow recovery of the vehicle and enquiries into the full circumstances continue.
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“Anyone with information that could assist officers should contact Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively information can be passed to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed: “Firefighters are working with police to remove a vehicle from a pond on Fintry Road.
“It’s unclear at this stage as to how the vehicle entered the water.”
Transport throughout the area has been affected by the incident, with Xplore Buses tweeting that its number 33 service was diverted via Fintry Drive whilst officials investigated the scene.
Police said they don’t yet know when the road will re-open.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We are still waiting for the crane to come and lift the car out of the water.”