An ambulance was called to a north-east beach after a kite surfer suffered a head injury.
The crew alerted the coastguard, which attempted to launch a lifeboat, before being informed by the ambulance service that the casualty had been recovered safely from the water at Cruden Bay beach.
The crew made the call at 11.36am but canceled the request just minutes later.
A spokesman for the coastguard said: “We were alerted by the ambulance service to a kite surfer who had sustained a head injury at Cruden Bay beach.
“Shortly after the call was made we were told the lifeboat was no longer needed as the crew had managed to retrieve the patient safely from the water.”
The surfer’s condition is not yet known.
The Scottish Ambulance Service has been contacted for further information.