Six people have been rescued from a beauty spot after their dinghies capsized during a school outing.
The alarm was raised shortly after 11.30am on Friday after reports of a teenager in the water at the mouth of Findhorn Bay, near Forres, in Moray.
An RAF search and rescue helicopter was scrambled to the scene, along with a coastguard vessel from Burghead and the Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation vessel.
A spokesman for Aberdeen Coastguard said the six persons were rescued by the Marina Rescue boat and a water taxi, who were arrived at the scene first.
It is understood the group comprised of teachers and pupils from Forres Academy who were taking part in a school outing.
The coastguard spokesman added: "We received a 999 call at around 11.30am reporting a person in the water at the mouth of the bay and a capsized dinghy.
"An RAF rescue helicopter from Lossiemouth was sent to search the area. About five or six dinghies had capsized.
"The Marina Rescue Boat and a water taxi arrived on scene first and rescued them all. An ambulance is at the scene assessing any casualties."
An ambulance spokeswoman said there were no injuries.
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