This is the moment a terrified mother and her helpless baby were almost swept away by a rapidly rising tide.
The young mother is shown losing her footing while pushing her child in a buggy across a causeway in the Firth of Forth.
Both the woman and the pram were submerged in the water before onlookers rushed to their aid.
Shocking: The moment a mother and her baby plunged into the sea and nearly drowned while walking on a dangerous causeway. As the young mother wheels the baby along in a buggy, she slips and pulls her baby into the water.
Both the mother and baby are submerged as an older woman, who appears to be with them, manages to lift them out of the water to safety
The child was snatched from the water by a passerby while the mother scrambled around to retrieve her lost belongings.
The dramatic rescue took place on the narrow causeway linking Cramond Island to the mainland.
At high tide the walk way is completely submerged and coastguards recommend the crossing is only attempted during the two hours either side of low water.
Tom Robertson the operations manager for the lifeboat at South Queensferry, said anyone going to the island should take care and check the tide times.
He said: ‘This incident could certainly have been tragic if someone hadn't managed to get to the child quickly.
‘There have been many, many incidents in the past at Cramond. People get into trouble on the island or on the causeway about 20 times a year.
‘Thankfully nobody has lost their life but there have been people who have had to be treated for hypothermia.
‘One of the main problems we have is something like 80 per cent of the people who have been involved in these kinds of incidents are not of British extraction, so maybe they can't read the warning notices.