Child dies in drowning tragedy at Scottish park

A child has died after getting into difficulty in water at a park in South Lanarkshire

The tragedy happened at the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park in Stonehouse

The 11-year-old was pulled from the water at the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park in Stonehouse on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene at approximately 4.30pm but Police Scotland has said the boy died at the scene.

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Although he is yet to be formally identified, Police Scotland has confirmed that the family of an 11-year-old boy has been informed of the death.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police were called around 4.30pm on Saturday July 24 following the report of a concern for a person in the water at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park in Stonehouse.

“Emergency services attended and a male youth was recovered from water.

“He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

He added: “A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

The tragedy comes just a day after a 16-year-old died on Loch Lomond.

The brother of Connor Markward led tributes to his “baby bro” saying that the horrible news has caused his world to “come crashing down”