Girl, 15, dies after getting into difficulties on the River Tweed

Emma O'Neill, PA Scotland
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A teenage girl has died after getting into difficulties on the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

On Monday, emergency services were called at 3.30pm to reports of a canoeist getting into difficulties on the river.

The body of a 15-year-old girl was recovered from the water a short time later.

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.”