South Scotland

River Nith rescue boy, 15, dies in hospital

Dumfries Infirmary
Image caption Scott Couper died in hospital after getting into difficulties in the River Nith last week

A teenager who got into difficulty while out swimming in the River Nith near Dumfries has died in hospital.

The incident happened at about 19:30 on Wednesday when emergency services were called out to the riverbank at Carnsalloch Gardens near Kirkmahoe.

Scott Couper, 15, from Dumfries, was taken to the town's infirmary.

A short statement from police confirmed he had died and a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

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