Woman dies in waterfall tragedy after major rescue operation

A woman has died and another was rushed to hospital after getting into difficulty in water at a popular beauty spot.

Emergency services are working at Bracklinn Falls near Callander in Perthshire.

Emergency services were called to Bracklinn Falls in Callander, central Scotland, on Thursday at about 11.30am.

One woman was rescued and a second woman died at the scene, Police Scotland said.

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A spokeswoman said: "Police in Forth Valley responded, along with other emergency services, to the Bracklinn Falls area of Callander following reports of two women experiencing difficulty in the water.

A search is underway for people who are believed to have fallen into the water.

"While one of the women was safely recovered, the other was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Inquiries into the incident are continuing."

It is understood the woman rescued from the water is receiving treatment at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

No details of the women have been released.

The waterfalls are within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

The Coastguard and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service assisted at the scene of the incident.