A canoeist has died after getting into difficulties on a river in the Borders.
Emergency crews were alerted to an incident on the River Tweed near Kelso at around 3.30pm on Monday afternoon.
The Borders Water Rescue Team and a helicopter joined police, fire and ambulance crews at the scene.
A body was recovered from the water and officers confirmed the canoeist’s next of kin had been informed.
Detective inspector Jamie Gilmore said: “We were called around 3:30pm to a report of a canoeist getting into difficulty on the River Tweed, south of Rutherford, near Kelso, on Monday, March 22.
“Emergency services attended and a rescue operation was launched.
“A body was recovered a short time later and next of kin are aware.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances, and as with all sudden deaths, a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”