Emergency services, including the lifeboat, were called out over reports of a drunk man in the water in Broughty Ferry.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said the incident happened in the Gray Street area just after 12.30pm yesterday.
He said: “Police Scotland were alerted by Scottish Ambulance who had been called to the scene after reports that a man had entered the water.
“The Broughty Ferry lifeboat was also launched.”
He added: “It seems the man had been drinking and there were concerns for his safety.”
The man was removed from the water before being transferred to a waiting ambulance.
It is understood that he had not gone very far into the water.
A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: “Broughty Ferry lifeboat was launched in connection with concerns for an intoxicated male in Broughty Ferry .”