Swimmers safe after rescue alert
Three swimmers got into difficulty at the mouth of a north-east river last night, sparking a major search and rescue operation.
One person was initially reported missing after darkness had descended at around 7pm, which led to the full-scale alert being declared at the River Don estuary in Aberdeen.
In less than an hour, amid much confusion, rescue crews declared that all six involved, who had been wearing normal swimwear, had been accounted for.
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