A teenager had to be cut free after becoming trapped in rocks at a beach.
Emergency services were called to Thurso beach at 4.30pm on Friday.
The woman was part of a group visiting the area when she got stuck before firefighters were called.
After two hours, the woman was cut free and checked over by paramedics.
A Thurso RNLI spokesman said: “The Y boat was taken as close as it could get to the casualty and then the crew members went ashore on foot.
“They attended to the woman and administered pain relief until the Scottish Ambulance Service arrived.
“As she was firmly stuck between rocks it was decided to call the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who attended and used specialist equipment to release the casualty at 6.10pm.
“The woman was then transported to a waiting ambulance.”