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Girl, four, falls into Dalmellington burn in early hours

Burn at Cathcartson in Dalmellington Image copyright Google
Image caption Police received a report that a four-year-old girl had fallen into the water at Cathcartson in Dalmellington

A four-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she fell into a burn in East Ayrshire in the early hours of Tuesday.

Emergency services were alerted at about 04:20 that a young child was in the water in Dalmellington, East Ayrshire.

She was taken to Ayr Hospital for treatment.

Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing to establish the details of the incident.

A spokeswoman said: "Police received a report of a young girl having fallen into water, believed to be a burn, in Cathcartson, Ayrshire.

"The girl, believed to be a four-year-old, was taken to Ayr Hospital for treatment."

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