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Statement on Loch Lomond fatalities

Statement on Loch Lomond fatalities (Saturday 24 July)

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said:  “Further to the incident on Friday in which a young man died, another tragic incident has taken place on Loch Lomond over the weekend.

“Our Boat team took part in a multi-agency search operation in the north end of Loch Lomond on Saturday evening led by Police Scotland after a group of people got into difficulty in the water. Tragically, three people, including a child, have lost their lives.

“First and foremost I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the loved ones of those who have died. I also want to thank all of those involved in the search and recovery operations. This has undoubtedly been one of the worst weekends in the National Park’s history.

“We work hard to help people enjoy the waters of the National Park safely and responsibly using a range of measures, including new safety equipment on our sites, clear signage and safety campaigns in the summer months.

“Over the coming days we will, along with our partners, reflect on the events of this weekend and discuss what more can be done by us all to prevent further tragedies in our lochs.”

Police Scotland have issued a statement on the incident.

Our advice for staying safe on the water.

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