Tragedy as schoolboy dies after being pulled from Scottish river

The boy sadly died after being taken to hospital. The picture shows the River Tay. Picture: JPIMEDIA
The boy sadly died after being taken to hospital. The picture shows the River Tay. Picture: JPIMEDIA
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A schoolboy died in hospital after he was pulled from a river in Perthshire.

Police confirmed the 12-year-old boy passed away two days after the incident.

He had got into difficulties in the River Tay at Stanley on Sunday afternoon.

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The Coastguard was called at around 13:40 and he was rushed to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Police confirmed today that the boy died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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

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Inquiries into the incident are continuing.