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Aberdeenshire beach swim woman dies in hospital

A woman has died after getting into difficulties while swimming at a beach in Aberdeenshire.

It is understood the woman was helped ashore by members of the public at a beach near Balmedie just after 18:45 BST.

A Bond rescue helicopter took the 26-year-old woman to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she later died.

Police said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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