A man was airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty trying to rescue his stranded dog at sea.
Coastguard teams from Aberdeen and Cruden Bay were alerted to a person in the water at Donmouth in Aberdeen on Thursday evening.
A rescue helicopter also landed at the scene to provide paramedic support prior to the arrival of the Scottish Ambulance Service.
The man was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after being rescued by the city’s lifeboat team.
A second person was also airlifted to hospital on the advice of the helicopter doctor, although they had not entered the water.
The dog is safe and well after the rescue.
A HM Coastguard spokeswoman said: At 5.47pm yesterday, HM Coastguard was asked to assist with a report of a person in the water at the Bridge of Don who was trying to rescue their dog.
“Aberdeen and Cruden Bay Coastguard Rescue Teams were sent, together with two RNLI lifeboats from Aberdeen, Scottish Ambulance and a Bond industry rescue helicopter.
“The person was taken to shore by the lifeboat and airlifted to hospital. A second unconnected person was also taken to hospital by the ambulance.”