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Arran Cooper, 10, dies after River Orchy rescue in Argyll

Arran Cooper Image copyright BBC - police handout
Image caption Arran Cooper died in hospital after being rescued from the River Orchy

Police have released the name of a 10-year-old boy who died after getting into difficulties in a river in Argyll.

Arran Cooper was rescued by a passer-by from the River Orchy, close to the Caledonian Forest Reserve at Bridge of Orchy, at about 13:45 on Tuesday.

Emergency services were alerted and he was flown to Glasgow's Southern General for treatment before being transferred to nearby Yorkhill Hospital.

Police Scotland said he died in the early hours of Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Inquiries are under way and a full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

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