A man was rescued after falling off a pier into a North-east harbour.
Fraserburgh’s lifeboat crew was called into action yesterday afternoon after fishermen spotted a man in the water at the port.
The lifeboat crew were stood down, however, thanks to the quick thinking actions of nearby workmen throwing the man a life ring.
The harbour pilot boat, which was in the area at time, pulled him from the water soon afterwards.
A spokesman for the lifeboat said volunteers were alerted of the incident at about 2pm.
The man is understood to have been preparing creels at the time of the accident.
“Luckily Fraserburgh harbour pilot boat was in the vicinity and the crew were able to throw the man a life ring and pick him up,” he added.