A man had to be rescued after falling into icy water at a north-east harbour.
Crews were called out yesterday afternoon after he was spotted in the water at Fraserburgh Harbour.
Volunteer Coastguard teams were tasked with the rescue and a lifeboat was scrambled to the scene after the alarm was raised.
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The man was pulled out of the water and taken to hospital by the emergency services.
William McDonald, deputy coxswain for Fraserburgh lifeboat, said they were called out to reports of a man in the water.
He said the crew also checked the area for signs of a dog that was reportedly in the water with the man.
Mr McDonald: “There was a report he had a dog with him but we did not find anything.
“We searched the bay a few times but there was no sign of a pet.”
A Coastguard spokesman said they were called to the port at lunchtime.
He said: “At 1.40pm we received a call from a member of the public of a man in difficulty in the water at Fraserburgh harbour.
“The Coastguard rescue teams from Fraserburgh and Peterhead as well as the RNLI lifeboat from Fraserburgh and police went to the scene.
“A male in his early 20s was conveyed to hospital by police.”