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Police Scotland are warning people of the dangers of swimming in rivers following two separate incidents in the region.
Scott Couper died on Tuesday 24 June after getting into difficulty in the River Nith in Dumfries. The 15-year-old was swimming with friends near Carnsalloch last week when he got into trouble.
In a separate incident in the Scottish Borders, two fourteen-year-old girls had to be rescued from the River Tweed after getting trapped near the banking.
Police Scotland have confirmed 15-year-old Scott Couper, who got into difficulties while swimming in the River Nith near Dumfries last week, has died.
He'd been in a critical condition at the Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary since Wednesday 18th June. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.