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.
An investigation has been launched after a distress call to the Coastguard was found to be a hoax.
Two swimmers were rescued and taken to hospital at a north-east beach.
Lifeboat crews were scrambled after distress flares were spotted off the coast of Peterhead in the second deliberate false alarm in recent weeks.
A yacht was left with a hole in its side after two boats collided off the North-east coast today.
A man has been charged after two alleged break-ins at a HM Coastguard office.
A three-hour search was called off earlier after an alert from a beacon was found to be on a driveway in a North-east town.