Loch Lomond: Teenage boy dies after getting into difficulty in water

A teenage boy has died after getting into difficulty in Loch Lomond.

Emergency services were called to Loch Lomond on Friday evening

A search operation was launched at Balloch Country Park after a report of concern for a person in the water at around 5.55pm on Friday.

Police said a male youth was recovered from the water and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Formal identification has still to take place but the family of a 16-year-old boy has been informed.

The coastguard, police and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were involved in the search operation.

A police spokesman said: “We were called around 5.55pm on Friday 23 July 2021 following a report of a concern for person in the water at Balloch Country Park.

“Emergency services attended and a male youth who was recovered from the water was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

The fire service sent two boats and two fire engines to the scene.