STAFF at an Aberdeen golf club launched a rescue operation with a difference – after a salmon was found stranded in a bunker.
A five-strong team of greenkeepers from Peterculter Golf Club worked together to catch the fish and release it back into the Dee after it got cut off from the river due to flooding.
Dylan Meinen, who has been a greenkeeper at the course for two years, was the first to discover the fish on Monday morning.
He said: “I was going round the course to check on the damage the floods had caused.
“When I got down to the third hole, I saw that the bunker was flooded, however when I looked closer I saw a fish swimming about.
“I couldn’t really believe what I was seeing, so I phoned the course manager to tell him and he thought I was winding him up.”
All five greenkeepers at the golf club went down to the bunker to try to rescue the salmon.
During the rescue bid, the team tried to snare the salmon using a net – but that was unsuccessful.
Course manager Paul Sharp eventually caught it with his hands.