Police dive teams could be used to remove a car which has been discovered submerged in Aberdeen’s River Dee.
Emergency services were alerted to the abandoned red vehicle on Saturday after a member of the public spotted it floating in the water opposite Ruthrieston Court.
Police and coastguard teams made efforts to establish whether there was anybody in the car, but it became clear it was one of a number of vehicles swept into the water during the worst of the floods earlier this month.
Aberdeen lifeboat was also launched as a precaution – the organisation said it was the second time it had been alerted to such an incident.
Donald Montgomery, press officer for the lifeboat crew, said: “We have had a couple of these calls since the floods.
“The cars are now starting to resurface because the water level has gone down. Before they were kept under water.
“People are reporting them and we still need to check that it’s part of the ongoing flood incident or whether it’s something new.
“Our in-shore lifeboat team was sent down by the coastguard to check everything was OK and to make the scene safe.
“Hopefully this is the last of them.”
Last night, a police spokesman confirmed the car was likely to be removed today.
He said he could not say how the vehicle would be removed, but that the force’s dive unit could be enlisted to help lift it from the river.