A man has suffered a leg injury after falling at the sand dunes on Montrose beach.
The alarm was raised at around 10pm on Monday night to rescue the male in his 20s.
The ambulance service requested the assistance of the Coastguard due to the nature of the location.
The man was rescued from the beach and placed on a stretcher by Coastguard officers.
The Montrose all-weather lifeboat, RNLB Ian Grant Smith, and the inshore lifeboat, RNLB Nigel A Kennedy, were also called out.
The two Montrose lifeboats, with their volunteer crews, were quickly on the scene at the beach and the man was picked up by the inshore vessel and transferred to the all-weather lifeboat.
He was taken back to Montrose Lifeboat Station, arriving at 11.30pm, where an ambulance was waiting for him.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said paramedics were on the scene within five minutes and the man was in a stable condition. He was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for treatment.