Coastguard teams from Aberdeen were launched following reports of a flare.
A woman was taken to hospital by helicopter after falling from her horse on a north-east beach.
A lifeboat enthusiast has donated a piece of memorabilia to an RNLI station.
Aberdeen Lifeboat rescuers conducted a two-hour search after a flare was spotted out at sea.
Lifeboat crews were called out twice in one day to incidents in Aberdeen.
Checks are being carried out on a car which has been found in the River Dee in Aberdeen.
AN ABERDEEN lifeboat - which can normally only reach as far inland as Cults - managed to steer its way up to Ballater to help with the after effects of Storm Frank because the river levels were so high.