Remains of girl killed in boating accident on Loch Lomond found

The remains of a teenage girl who died in a boating accident on Loch Lomond in 2005 have been washed ashore.

Holly Buchanan and her father Angus died after falling into the loch from a boat almost eight years ago.

Her sister Chloe, who was 15 at the time, attempted to rescue Holly and father after they were thrown overboard from their rigid inflatable boat that hit rough waters near Balmaha on March 13, 2005.

The bodies of the father and daughter, of Glasgow's Hillhead, have never been recovered, despite extensive police searches of the area.

However, the remains of a human foot was discovered on the shoreline of Inchmoan Island on Loch Lomond.

Forensic examination was carried out by Glasgow University, which Strathclyde Police said confirmed the remains were that of 13-year-old Holly.

A police spokeswoman said the foot was found on November 11 last year. It prompted further land and underwater searches by officers from Strathclyde and Central Scotland forces, although nothing further was discovered.

She added: "Specially trained officers have remained in contact with the family throughout and the family has been notified of the outcome of the detailed investigations carried out following the recovery of Holly's remains."

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch carried out an inquiry into the incident and found that the father and daughters had forgotten their life jackets for the boating trip from Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, but decided to proceed with it anyway.

The High School in Glasgow, where Holly and Chloe were students, paid tribute at the time of the youngest sister's death.