Tayside and Central Scotland

Boy, 10, dies after getting into difficulty in loch near Callander

Michael Heeps
Image caption Michael Heeps was described as a "much-loved son"

A 10-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulty in a loch near Callander.

Michael Heeps, from High Valleyfield in Fife, died following an incident in Loch Lubnaig on Wednesday evening.

Emergency services were called at about 17:35 to reports of a child experiencing difficulty in the water.

A search had taken place over a number of hours, involving the coastguard, police and fire service. The death is being treated as unexplained.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

His family has paid tribute to Michael saying: "He was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin."

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