A man is in hospital after being rescued from a north-east harbour this morning.
Peterhead Lifeboat was called to the town’s harbour at 6.10am this morning after reports of a man falling in the water between the harbour wall and a ship.
The crew of the vessel, the MCS Swarth 1, brought the man onboard with paramedics and lifeboat crew providing assistance.
He was transferred to stretcher on a lifeboat, before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
The condition of the man is not known.
Police and Coastguard teams were also involved in the rescue operation.
Martyn Simpson, coxswain mechanic at Peterhead Lifeboat, said: “We would like to thank everyone involved in this rescue, especially the MSC SWATH 1 crew who immediately initiated a rescue when they saw the man in difficulty.
“We’d also like to thank the Coastguard, ambulance, harbour assistance and police services for their assistance in this multi-agency rescue.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to remind people of the dangers when walking near the harbour. Thankfully this rescue had a positive outcome due to the swift reaction of the MCS SWATH 1 crew and everyone involved.”
A police spokesman said: “We received a report of a person in the water at Peterhead Harbour around 6.10am.
“Police and other emergency services partners attended and a man was rescued from the water. He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precaution.”