A man was rescued from the water in Inverness early on Friday morning, after coastguard teams received a Mayday alert.
Emergency crews were called to the Beauly Firth, near Kessock Bridge, at around 7.45am on July 14 to reports of concern for a person.
Coastguard rescue teams from Inverness and Cromarty, a lifeboat from Inverness, the coastguard helicopter from Inverness, Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service were dispatched.
The man was rescued safely by a passing boat, transferred to a lifeboat and returned to shore.
His condition is currently unknown.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of concern for a person in the Beauly Firth around 7.50am on Friday, July 14.
“The man was recovered safely by a passing boat. He was transferred to a lifeboat and returned to shore and passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.”
A spokesperson for the Coastguard said: “HM Coastguard has been responding to reports of a person in water near Kessock Bridge in Inverness.
“Following a Mayday alert from a vessel passing through the area at around 7.45am, Coastguard Rescue Teams from Inverness and Cromarty, a lifeboat from Inverness and the Coastguard helicopter from Inverness were sent to the scene.
“The casualty was recovered by a nearby vessel and the Coastguard helicopter conducted further searches with nothing else found. Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service are also in attendance.”