Coastguard rescuers were called to a north-east bay after concerns were expressed for person’s welfare.
Three search teams were called to Aberdour Bay new New Aberdour at around 2.10pm today after receiving reports of a person appearing to be in difficulty.
However, the teams – two from Fraserburgh and one from Banff- could find nobody matching the description in the report.
It is understood the Coastguard are treating the call as false but with good intent.
A Coaastguard spokeswoman said: “The Fraserburgh Lifeboat, Fraserburgh Coastguard Rescue Team and Banff were called to investigate reports of a person in difficulty in the New Aberdour area.
“After a lengthy search, nobody was found to match details of the call and the search has ended.”