15-year-old girl dies in Scottish Borders canoe accident

  • Video report by Jennifer Cordingley.


Investigations are ongoing into the death of a teenage girl after a canoeing accident in the Scottish Borders.

Emergency services were called around 3:30pm on Monday (22nd March) to the incident which took place near Kelso.

The Borders Water Rescue Team and a helicopter joined police, fire and ambulance crews at the scene.The 15-year-old girl's body was recovered from the water a short time later. Police say her family have been informed.In a statement, Police Scotland said, “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”