Boy dies after getting into difficulty in River Tay

30 July 2019, 19:36 | Updated: 30 July 2019, 19:39

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A 12-year-old boy has died after getting into trouble in Scotland's longest river.

Emergency services were called to the River Tay near Stanley, Perth and Kinross, on Sunday to reports of a child in distress.

He was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of Tuesday.

Police Scotland said inquiries are ongoing and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A spokesman added: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very tragic time."