South Scotland

River Nith rescue boy, 15, dies in hospital

Dumfries Infirmary Image copyright OTher
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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