Police have launched an appeal for information over concerns for the welfare of a 86-year-old north-east woman.
Phyllis Milne has been reported missing from the Quarryhill area of Keith, Moray.
She was last seen by a family member at 10pm last night.
She is described being around 5ft 6ins, medium build with grey thick short curly hair, wearing glasses and is potentially wearing a beige jacket with a fur collar and hat.
Police were this afternoon being assisted by other emergency services and the Coastguard were carrying out searches in the Station Road area of Keith.
A police spokeswoman said: “There are concerns for the wellbeing of this female, so if anyone has any information on her current whereabouts, please call 101 and quote incident 1062 of 26 January 2019.”
A total of 35 firefighters, including boat teams and a dog unit were in attendance, having received a call from police at 11.33am, with a spokeswoman describing the incident as a “water rescue”.
She added: “We’re assisting the police.
“We’re looking for a missing person who has possibly gone in the water.”
A Coastguard spokeswoman said teams from Buckie, Banff and Burghead were assisting police.
Coastguard and fire service teams have now been stood down.