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Girl, two, killed after being hit by a 4x4 vehicle

A two-year-old girl has died after being hit by a 4x4 vehicle.

She was knocked down on a road in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, just after 4pm.

She was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but Grampian Police said she was fatally injured in the collision.

Her parents have been told.

Officers say it is too early to speculate on the cause of the collision.

The driver of the 4X4 was not injured in the incident.


RAF helicopter heads to scene of chairlift derailment

A spokesman for the Lecht Ski Centre centre has told STV News that six people had been injured in a chairlift derailment in Aberdeenshire and 36 people, who had been trapped, had been rescued by fire crews.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said it was dealing with "possible leg and spine injuries".

An RAF helicopter is en route to the scene from Prestwick to assist other people from the mountain

Dave Webster from RAF Mountain Rescue said more than ten people had required assistance off the mountain after the chairlift came off of its pulley system.


Skiers injured in Aberdeenshire chairlift derailment

A number of skiers are believed to have been injured following the suspected derailment of a chairlift at the Lecht Ski Centre, near Tomintoul.

Further people are believed to be stranded on chairlfts after the incident, which took place at 3.25pm.

Grampian Police Mountain Rescue Team are en route to the centre to help in the rescue of those stranded. Units from Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service have also been called to the scene.

Aberdeenshire above Australia in Olympic medal table

Gold medal winner Katherine Grainger grew up in Netherley, Aberdeenshire. Credit: PA

If Aberdeenshire was a country, it would be above Australia in the Olympic medal table as things stand.

The Scottish county can currently claim two Gold medals and a Silver thanks to success for Timothy Baillie in the canoe C-2 slalom, Katherine Grainger in the double sculls rowing and David Florence, also in the canoe slalom.

The tally would beat Australia, currently in 19th place with only one Gold among its 20 medals.

Body found in sea identified

The body that was swept out to sea in Aberdeenshire in Scotland has now been formally identified as that of Reece Sweeney, Grampian Police confirmed. The 16-year-old was from the area.

Grampian Police would take this opportunity to thank the local public and the various maritime partner agencies involved in the search for Reece, for their invaluable assistance during this tragic incident.

– Grampian Police statement

Body found in sea search for boy

Police looking for a teenage boy who was apparently swept out to sea have found a body.

The family of missing 16-year-old Reece Sweeney have been informed but formal identification of the body will take place later.

Mr Sweeney was in the water at Banff Bay in Aberdeenshire with two friends when he vanished in the early hours of Saturday. It is believed he was swept away by a wave.

The search, which involved the coastguard, RNLI lifeboats, an air/sea rescue helicopter and a Grampian Police underwater search team, found no trace of the missing boy.

More searches were carried out by police officers and the coastguard and Grampian Police then confirmed the discovery of the body.

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