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Statement on fatal incident in Loch Lomond

Statement on fatal incident in Loch Lomond (Friday 23 July).

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said: “On Friday evening our Ranger boat team took part in a multi-agency search operation on Loch Lomond led by Police Scotland following reports of someone in trouble in the water. Tragically a young man lost his life.

“We are all deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

“While Loch Lomond is a beautiful place enjoyed by many people, it can also be extremely dangerous particularly in terms of how cold it can be, even in hot weather like we’ve had recently. It is also easy for people to get into difficulty or out of their depth even close to shore.

“We, along with our partners, work hard to provide support to help people stay safe on and around the water through our staff on patrols and through our communications. We will continue to work together on this and ask that everyone takes time to check safety advice and take extra care in the water around the National Park.”

Police Scotland have issued this statement on the incident.

Check our online advice for how to stay safe on the water.


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