A TEENAGE girl has died after getting into difficulty while canoeing on a river in Scotland.

The 15-year-old was pulled from the water after emergency services were called to the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders yesterday afternoon.

A body was pulled from the River Tweed, near Kelso, after reports of canoeists getting in trouble
The girl was pulled from the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders

Crews were called at around 3.30pm and the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation has now been launched.

Police Scotland Detective Inspector Alistair Sellar said: “We were called around 3.30pm on Monday to a report of a canoeist getting into difficulty on the River Tweed, south of Rutherford, near Kelso.

“Emergency services attended and a rescue operation was launched.

“The body of a 15-year-old girl was recovered from the water a short time later. Her family are aware.

“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Source: The Sun

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