A man has been transferred to the care of emergency services after reports of a person in water near Troon.

Emergency services were called to North Shore Road at Barassie Beach after a person was spotted in the water.

A picture circulating online from the scene shows emergency vehicles parked up at the shore close to North Shore Road in Troon, with firefighters and other emergency responders on a grassy embankment next to the beach.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3.05pm on Monday, 13 March, 2023, we were made aware of a person in the water near North Shore Road, Troon.

“The man was traced safe and well and was checked over by paramedics at the scene.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 2.50pm on Monday, 13 March to reports of a person in the water on North Shore Road, Troon.

"Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances to the scene, where crews assisted emergency service partners.

"One male casualty was handed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"Crews left the scene at 3.25pm."