A dog walker who spent seven hours trapped in a ravine escaped uninjured despite falling around 60ft.
The woman, 58, slipped in wet, muddy conditions on Wednesday afternoon as she chased her dog which had ran off ahead of her.
She fell down a ravine in Cambo, near Kingsbarns in Fife, at about 3pm, and landed on a ledge about 60ft down.
Forth Coastguard said they were called to assist police late in the afternoon after the woman was reported missing by a member of her family when she did not return from her walk.
The woman was found at about 10pm and lifted out by St Andrews and Leven rope rescue coastguard teams. A lifeboat from Anstruther was also called to the rescue.
A coastguard spokesman said on Thursday her pet, a Labrador, was a former guide dog which had been trained not to bark, so was "no help" in attracting attention to his stranded owner, but he stayed with her until she was rescued.
The woman was not hurt, but an ambulance took her to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee to be checked over.
Meanwhile a dog had to be rescued also on Wednesday near to the Rocks of Solitude on the Esk near Edzell.
A black spaniel had become trapped on a low bank as waters swelled with the heavy rain at around 11am.
Rescue teams from Montrose and Stonehaven were called and the dog was placed inside a bag and winched to safety.
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