Teenage boy dies after getting into difficulty in Loch Lomond

Emergency services were called to the water at Balloch Country Park around 5.55pm on Friday.

The teenager was recovered from the water but pronounced dead at the scene. bauhaus1000 via IStock
The teenager was recovered from the water but pronounced dead at the scene.

A teenage boy has died after getting into difficulty in Loch Lomond.

The 16-year-old has yet to be formally identified but the family have been informed.

Emergency services were called to the water at Balloch Country Park around 5.55pm on Friday.

The teenager was recovered from the water but pronounced dead at the scene.

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A large multi-agency presence attended the recovery operation, with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Coastguard mobilising teams.

Police Scotland said there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We were called around 5.55pm on Friday, July 23, 2021 following a report of a concern for person in the water at Balloch Country Park.

“Emergency services attended and male youth who was recovered from the water was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“Formal identification has still to take place but the family of a 16-year-old man have been informed.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”


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