Family pays tribute to 10-year-old boy who died in Scottish loch

‘He was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin.’

A family has paid tribute to a “much-loved” 10-year-old boy who died after getting into difficulty in a loch.

Emergency services were called to Loch Lubnaig, near Callander, at 5.35pm on Wednesday but were unable to save the youngster.

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He has now been named as Michael Heeps from High Valleyfield in Fife.

Michael Heeps died after getting into difficulty at Loch Lubnaig, near Callander on Wednesday.

His family paid tribute saying: “He was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin x”

A Police Scotland statement said: “The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.

“A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.