A kayaker has been airlifted to hospital after capsizing between Skye and the mainland.
The alarm was raised at about 1pm yesterday after the man was reported in the water in the Kyle Rhea Straits.
He was spotted by a passing boat, the Helen Bruce, which managed to bring the kayak under tow with the man holding onto the craft.
He was able to swim the last stretch to the shore.
The lifeboat and volunteer coastguard team were dispatched from Kyle, with an ambulance also heading to the scene.
A spokesman for the lifeboat crew said the man was “hypothermic and exhausted” having been in the water “for a significant length of time”.
It was ultimately decided to airlift the man to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness aboard the coastguard helicopter Rescue 951 because of the challenge of carrying the man up the slippery shoreline to an ambulance.