A hero jumped into the choppy Tay on his inflatable boat to rescue two struggling canoeists.
The dramatic rescue took place at around 3.50pm on Saturday, when the two males ran into trouble while canoeing and one found himself in the freezing water near Wormit.
Both men climbed on to the pillars of the Tay Bridge and were brought to safety by an unnamed member of the public, who rescued them minutes before the arrival of the coastguard.
The Broughty Ferry all-weather lifeboat and in-shore lifeboat, St Andrews coastguard, a helicopter from Inverness and the ambulance service were called to the scene.
A coastguard spokesman said: “The casualties went to the bottom pillar of the bridge and were seen climbing on it… a helicopter was dispatched from Inverness.
“One of the local chaps had an inflatable boat and recovered the casualties.
“The lifeboat crews confirmed that the casualties required no further assistance.”
Wormit residents living near where the rescue took place said they were surprised to see canoeists at this time of year.
One householder said: “I thought they were brave to be out there, as a kayaker drowned a few years back after setting out without a life jacket. The river is said to be very tidal and therefore dangerous.”