Three people have been rescued after their inflatable canoe was spotted being swept up the River Tay.
A member of the public raised the alarm at around 6.15pm on Friday and Broughty Ferry lifeboat was sent to the scene.
A yacht sailing in the river pulled the three people to safety before the lifeboat arrived.
However, the yacht's engine then broke down temporarily and the Broughty Ferry all-weather lifeboat went to assist, escorting the yacht into harbour once its engine had started again.
Forth Coastguard said that it was "extremely foolish" to take an inflatable canoe onto a sea river as the tide goes upriver at around nine knots an hour (10mph) while the sea temperature at this time of year is around 9C (48F).
A coastguard spokesman said: "They were lucky they were spotted as it could have ended very differently."
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