Seven-year-old girl dies after getting into difficulty in river

The child died in hospital after being pulled from the River Braan in Perthshire on Monday evening.

Seven-year-old girl dies after getting into difficulty in river Police Scotland

A seven-year-old girl has died after getting into difficulty in water at a Perthshire beauty spot.

Emergency services were called to the River Braan at Ossian’s Cave in Dunkeld at around 6.50pm on Monday after a report of two people in the water.

The girl and a 26-year-old woman were taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee by ambulance.

However the child was pronounced dead a short time later.

The woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 6.50pm on Monday, 6 July, to a report of two people in the water at Ossian’s Cave, the Hermitage, Dunkeld.

“A seven-year-old girl and a 26-year old woman were taken by the Scottish Ambulance Service to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. 

“Sadly the child was pronounced dead a short time later. The woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened but the death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone who has any information and not already spoken to officers is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3124 of Monday, July 6.”

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