Highlands & Islands

Man dies after falling from canoe near Invergarry

River Garry Image copyright Google
Image caption The River Garry, near Invergarry

A man has died after falling from a canoe into a Highland river.

The 36-year-old was airlifted to hospital after he and an 18-year-old man got into difficulty in the River Garry near Invergarry, south of Loch Ness.

Police Scotland said the older man died in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, following the incident at around 12.30pm on Thursday

The younger man was discharged. Next of kin have been informed, police added.

Police, ambulance, fire crews, the coastguard and a Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter were involved in the operation to help the pair.

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