A man and his three dogs have been rescued after becoming trapped on a sandbank at the Solway Firth in Dumfries and Galloway.
The man, who is believed to be from Newcastle, was cut off by tide as he walked along the coast near Powfoot, at Annan.
The Silloth Lifeboat were called out and rescued the man and two of his dogs. The third dog was found by the Nith Rescue boat off the coast of Powfoot.
A Coastguard spokesman said:
Work has begun to create an industrial estate that will support more than 200 jobs in Annan.
It is hoped the 15 acre site will boost the area which has been hit by the closure of the nearby Chaplecross Nuclear power station.