Paddleboarder dies near Aviemore after getting into difficulty in river

Emergency services were called to the River Spey near Aviemore
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A paddleboarder has died after getting into difficulty in a river near Aviemore.

Emergency services raced to the scene following a report of concern for a woman in the River Spey at around 11.45am on Friday.

Ambulance crews attended but the 57-year-old woman sadly died at the scene.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances. Police say their enquiries are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 11.45am on Friday, May 31, 2024, we were called to a report of concern for a woman on a paddleboard in the River Spey, near to Aviemore.

"Emergency services attended, however the 57-year-old woman died at the scene.

"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and enquiries are ongoing."

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