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10-year-old boy dies after getting into difficulty in Highlands loch

A 10-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulty in a loch in the Scottish Highlands, police confirmed on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to Loch Lubnaig, about 50 miles north of Glasgow, just after 5.30pm on Wednesday to reports that a boy had got into trouble in the water.

Paramedics attended the scene but the boy was later confirmed dead.

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The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ”A 10-year-old boy has died following an incident in Loch Lubnaig, near Callander, on Wednesday, 24 June, 2020.

“Emergency services were called around 5:35pm to reports of a child experiencing difficulty in the water.

“Sadly, the boy died.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ”We were called at 5.37pm on Wednesday, 24 June to reports of a person in the water in Callander.

“Two appliances and two water rescue units were called to the town’s Stank Road.”

Thousands of people travelled to beauty spots across the UK on Wednesday – the hottest day of the year so far.

The Met Office said the temperature hit 32.6C at Heathrow Airport at around 2.30pm on Wednesday, beating the previous record of 28.9C set at the end of May.

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