A man is being treated in hospital for hypothermia after his kayak overturned at sea.
Lifeboats from Girvan and Ayr and a rescue helicopter from Prestwick were scrambled to the incident around 275m off the Ayrshire coast at around 2.50pm on Saturday.
The man was winched aboard the helicopter and taken to Ayr Hospital for treatment.
Belfast Coastguard, who cover the area after the closure of Clyde Coastguard, were told the man was close to Culzean Castle in Maybole, Ayrshire, and were able to reach him quickly.
Watch manager Lawrence Cumming said: "The helicopter located the casualty swiftly due to the precise location details given by the informant.
"He was winched aboard the helicopter from Culzean bay and then transferred to Ayr hospital where he is being treated for hypothermia.
"The Girvan lifeboat managed to recover the kayak with the assistance of the Girvan and Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team members."
Mr Cumming said the incident should be a warning for other kayakers and urged them to take safety precautions such as checking the weather forecast before setting off and making sure all equipment such as distress flares and radios are working.