Maritime rescue teams wasted “vital” time and resources searching for casualties after a flare was spotted above Peterhead – only for them to find it had been deliberately let off in a park.
Coastguards have contacted police after a distress flare was fired from land in what is believed to be a malicious act, sparking a major search.
A man had to be rescued after falling at Aberdeen Harbour breakwater and getting into difficulty.
Emergency services have found a car fully submerged in water during a major search operation in Aberdeenshire.
An off-duty coastguard has been reunited with the two young girls he saved from being swept out to sea on boogie boards.
Detectives investigating a raid, which shut down a north-east coastguard station, have launched an appeal for witnesses.
A coastguard crew has been left unable to attend emergencies after a would-be thief left a trail of blood in its van.
A search is under way to find a missing diver who was looking at a wreck site in the North Sea.
A man has died after falling from the 100ft cliffs at a north-east beauty spot.
A man has died after falling from cliffs off the coast of Aberdeenshire.
A man has been taken to hospital after coming into difficulty while swimming off the coast of a popular north-east beach.
The final preparation are being put in place for a north-east town’s biennial gala day.
A pilot whale had to be euthanized by a vet yesterday after becoming stranded on a Black Isle shore.
One man has died and two more are missing feared dead after a boat sank following a suspected collision off the south coast.
Four people came within minutes of capsizing on Loch Ness after the sail on their yacht snapped in “dangerous” weather conditions.
A lifeboat was launched this evening to search for a woman missing in the north-east.
Two heroic teenagers have spoken of their attempts to save a man who died after they pulled him out of a north-east harbour.
A man who was pulled from the sea after falling into a north-east harbour has died.
A man has been airlifted to hospital after being rescued from an Aberdeenshire harbour.
Three people have been presented with bravery awards after they rescued a man from a harbour in the dark, saving his life.
These dramatic images show the moment a rescue helicopter crewman was winched onto the deck of a lifeboat to help steady a sinking ship.
An eyewitness has described how air ambulance paramedics worked against the clock to rescue a Moray teenager trapped by a freak wave.
A major rescue operation was launched when a north-east trawler began taking on water more than 40 miles off the coast of Fraserburgh. All five crew members of the Ocean Pioneer FR928 desperately worked to pump water out of the vessel while a coastguard helicopter raced to assist from Inverness.
A climber has been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this evening after she fell down a sea cliff in Aberdeenshire.
A life ring which may have been thrown away in an act of vandalism forced a north-east lifeboat into action.
A lifeboat team was sent to rescue a man who fell 20ft and injured his head at a north-east riverbank tonight.
A man was airlifted to hospital this evening after falling at Dunnottar Castle.
Two men have died after a light aircraft crashed into the sea off the west coast.
A major search is underway at the Mull of Kintyre following reports of a light aircraft crashing into the sea.
Police searching for a man who went missing from an oil rig around 90 miles east of Shetland have said there are no “apparent suspicious circumstances” surrounding his disappearance.
An “extensive search” is underway this morning following reports of a missing North Sea worker offshore.
A rescue operation is under way after emergency services received reports that a dog had plunged off a cliff at a north-east quarry.