A lifeboat crew from Arbroath were called out to assist a man who had fallen over the sea wall.
The RNLI crew were alerted along with the Carnoustie Coastguard team at 11.50pm yesterday.
It is understood the crews were scramble to try and locate the male who had fallen over the wall on Queen’s Drive.
The crews were stood down at 12.20 this morning after the male was discovered on the rocks by Scottish Fire and Rescue team.
A spokeswoman for Scottish Fire and Rescue confirmed a male was located at the rocks and assisted using a short extension ladder before standing down at 12.15am.
A spokesman from HM Coastguard said: “We received the call at 11.50pm to try and locate a person who had fallen over the sea wall at Queen’s Drive.
“The Carnoustie Coastguard and Arbroath RNLI stood down at 12.20am after the person was recovered by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service team.”
A spokeswoman for the fire service confirmed that one appliance from Arbroath attended after they received a call from police just prior to midnight.
She said: “We received a call from police at 23.59 to assist a male who found on the rocks, crews used a short extension ladder to remove him from the rocks.”