A MAN was rescued after falling into the water while out on a boat off Gourock.

Lifeboat crews and the coastguard rushed to Cardwell Bay this afternoon following reports someone was in the water.

The emergency response was launched just after 4pm.

A Coastguard spokeswoman said: "We responded to a call to say that a man had fallen into the water from a boat in Cardwell Bay.

"The lifeboat was launched but he was brought to safety.

"We brought him in to get him checked over by an ambulance crew."