Tayside and Central Scotland

Emergency services launch Perthshire river rescue

Kayak on River Tummel Image copyright Alastair Seagroatt
Image caption The area is popular with kayakers. (Library image)

A rescue operation has been carried out at Clunie Dam on Loch Tummel in Perthshire.

It is understood a kayaker began to struggle after he entered the water to retrieve a paddle shortly before 14:30.

Other members of Edinburgh Kayak Club assisted with the rescue before the emergency services arrived.

The man was pulled from the water at about 15:35 and was taken from the scene by helicopter to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

His condition is not known.

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