A major search is under way for a man trapped in a vehicle in floodwater.
The incident was reported near the Aberdeenshire village of Marykirk where a red warning is in place for extreme weather.
The alarm was raised around 3am on Friday morning.
A Coastguard helicopter and coastal rescue teams are involved in the multi-agency hunt.
Police have asked the public to avoid the area due to safety concerns as the search continues.
It comes after a 57-year-old woman died after being swept into a river in Angus while more than 400 homes in the area were asked to evacuate.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3am on Friday, October 20, 2023, police received a report of a man within a vehicle trapped in floodwater near Marykirk.
“Multi-agency searches are ongoing and the public are asked to avoid the area for their safety.”
STV News is now on WhatsApp
Get all the latest news from around the countryFollow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp
Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country