A 15-YEAR-OLD girl has died after getting into difficulty in the River Tweed, say police.

Yesterday afternoon (Monday, March 22), emergency services recovered a body from the water near Kelso.

Police Scotland has now confirmed that a 15-year-old girl died.

The teenager’s family are aware, say police.

Detective Inspector Alistair Sellar said: “We were called around 3.30pm on Monday, March 22, 2021 to a report of a canoeist getting into difficulty on the River Tweed, south of Rutherford, near Kelso.

“Emergency services attended and a rescue operation was launched.

"The body of a 15-year-old girl was recovered from the water a short time later. Her family are aware.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

"A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”