A man has been taken to hospital following an incident near Stonehaven Harbour.
Emergency services rushed to the harbour area after reports of a man in the water at Cowie and a boat found upturned in the bay.
Emergency services were called at 8.39am this morning.
Police, ambulance, search helicopters and coastguard teams were all at the scene – as they fought to recover the man.
Stonehaven RNLI was tasked to attend at the scene.
One eyewitness saw a helicopter hovering over the vessel and one of the crew was lowered down on a rope to rescue the man in the water.
Patient taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 8.45am on Tuesday November 21, we were made aware of a man in the water at Stonehaven Harbour.
“Emergency services, including the Coastguard, attended and the man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”
A spokeswoman for Stonehaven RNLI said: “Stonehaven RNLI was tasked by HM Coastguard this morning to reports of a capsized vessel near Stonehaven Bay.
“Coastguard Rescue teams, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service and Bond SAR were also tasked.
“The casualty was recovered by helicopter and transferred to hospital.
“Stonehaven RNLI volunteer crew inspected the hull of the casualty vessel, and confirmed it was not leaking oil or fuel and was not a hazard to other vessels.”.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 8.39am to attend an incident at Stonehaven Harbour.
“One ambulance and a special operations response team (SORT) were dispatched to the scene.
“One patient was transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”
A spokeswoman for the coastguard said: “HM Coastguard has been responding to reports of a capsized vessel in the Stonehaven Bay area this morning, November 21.
“Alerted at around 8.30am, Stonehaven and Aberdeen coastguard rescue teams and a lifeboat from Stonehaven RNLI were sent to the scene.
“Air assets and vessels in the area were also sent to assist.
“A supporting air asset recovered the casualty who has been transferred into the care of the ambulance service.”
The fire service said it was not in attendance.
The sea state in Stonehaven today is calm, with a light wind. High tide was at 7.57am with a swell of 12ft 6ins.
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