A woman has died after being rescued from flood waters during heavy rain in the Scottish Borders on Hogmanay.
The 55-year-old, who has not yet been named, was one of two people pulled from the overflowing River Tweed by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) shortly after midnight on December 31.
Both were rushed to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment, but Police Scotland confirmed one of the women had passed away on January 2.
Officers confirmed a report on the incident had been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
“Around 12.20am on Saturday, December 31, 2022, police were called to reports of people within flood waters at Walkerburn, Scottish Borders,” the force said in a statement.
“Two women were rescued by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
“Sadly one of the women, 55, died at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Monday, January 2.
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
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