A north-east lifeboat was called out over concerns about a small vessel – only to find they were just fishing.
The RNLI Buckie lifeboat was sent to Cullen Bay at 6pm after a call was received from a member of the public.
However when they arrived to check the crew were not in any trouble it emerged they were just fishing and the lifeboat was stood down.
A Coastguard spokesman said: “There was a call from a member of the public expressing concern for a small vessel in Cullen Bay.
“The lifeboat arrived and they were just fishing.”
He added the call had been well-intentioned.