Two holidaymakers were rescued by lifeboat after they became stranded at Lossiemouth’s east beach on Wednesday.
The lifeboat crew from Buckie used an inflatable dinghy to pick up the couple, a man and a woman, after they called for help at about 21:00.
The footbridge leading to the beach has been taken out of use for safety reasons.
Some people wade across the water to avoid a long detour to the beach but risk becoming stranded.
Work on a replacement bridge is ongoing.
Moray Council previously said the sheer number of people crossing the footbridge had led to its condition deteriorating.