A 15-year-old girl has died after getting into difficulty on a river in the Borders.
Emergency crews were alerted to the teenage canoeist 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.
The girl’s body was recovered from the water and officers confirmed her next of kin had been informed.
Detective inspector Alistair Sellar said: “We were called around 3.30pm on Monday, March 22 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.
“A 15-year-old girl was recovered from the water a short time later. Her family are aware.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”