Two adults and one child have died after getting into difficulty in Loch Lomond, la police a dit
Three people have died after getting into difficulty in the water near Loch Lomond on Saturday evening.
A nine-year old boy, 29-year-old woman and 41-year-old man all died at the scene near Pulpit Rock, Ardlui in Argyll and Bate on Saturday evening.
A seven-year-old boy was taken to hospital in Glasgow and remains in intensive care.
Police said that formal identification of the victims had not taken place, but confirmed that relatives of the deceased had been informed.
Police were received reports of “concern” for people in the water around 6.40pm on Saturday and attended the scene. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service appliances from Balloch, Killin and Tyndrum also attended, alongside water rescue units from nearby Oban and Sterling.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called around 6.40pm on Saturday, 24 juillet 2021 following the report of concerns for people in the water near Pulpit Rock, Ardlui.
“A multi-agency operation took place and sadly, three people were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Formal identification has still to take place but the family of a 41-year-old man, 29-year-old woman and 9-year old boy have been made aware.
“A seven-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and is currently in intensive care”
The spokesperson added that the case would now be sent to the procurator fiscal, which investigates all sudden deaths in Scotland.
Their deaths were reported on the first ever “World Drowning Prevention Day”.
Five people have now died in the past 24 hours after getting into trouble in water. Earlier in the day on Saturday, an 11-year-old was discovered in the river at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire. Vendredi, a 16-year-old-boy drowned after getting into difficulty in the water close to the pier at Balloch Country Park, in Loch Lomond.
More to follow.