Tayside and Central Scotland

Teen canoeist rescued from Campsie Linn Rapids

Campsie Linn rapids. Pic copyright Russel Wills and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence
Image caption The girl was stranded on a small island in the Campsie Linn rapids

A teenage canoeist was airlifted to hospital after becoming stranded in rapids on the River Tay on Sunday.

The 14-year-old girl capsized in the Campsie Linn rapids, near Stanley in Perthshire, before making it to a small island.

Tayside Police officers were joined by members of the fire and ambulance service in the first attempts to reach her at about 13:30.

She was eventually rescued by helicopter and taken to hospital.

A spokesman for Tayside Police said the girl was "shaken but uninjured". She has since been discharged from Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

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