Six people trapped after major landslide at beach
The incident happened at Auchmithie beach on Tuesday afternoon.
A group of people had to be rescued after a major landslide trapped them on a beach in Angus.
HM Coastguard in Aberdeen was alerted at 3.22pm to reports of a landslide at Auchmithie beach, cutting six people on the beach off from the mainland.
One lifeboat attended to run the trapped people back to shore at Arbroath.
There are were no injuries.
A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard said: "At 3.22pm we were alerted to five people cut off at Auchmithie beach.
"We tasked RNLI's Arbroath inshore lifeboat and they ran people back to shore.
"Montrose and Carnoustie rescue teams also provided onshore support."
The cause of the landslide was a burst water main, situated on a slope near to the beach.
Scottish Water said the burst main affected sixteen homes in the area, and a spokeswoman apologised to the people that were isolated on the beach.
She said: "We apologise to members of the public who were located on the other side of the debris and to customers impacted by a loss of water as a result of the burst."