Eleven people rescued from Falls of Falloch waterfalls

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There were reports of a crowd struggling amid rising water levels at the Falls of Falloch

Eleven people have been rescued from the water at a beauty spot near Loch Lomond during a major operation.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the Falls of Falloch, near Crianlarich, at about 17:30.

The group had waded out to a rock and then become stranded when the water level rose quickly.

Specialist water rescue crews were sent from Tyndrum and Killin, as well as members of Killin Mountain Rescue Team.

The rescue team said the group had been caught by rapidly rising water levels following heavy rain showers higher up the mountain.

"The fire service asked us to assist them with people in difficulty at Falls of Falloch," a spokesman added.

"Members of the team helped bring the group back to safety".

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Operations control mobilised a number of resources to the scene, where firefighters assisted 11 people across a gorge to safety."

There were no reports of any injuries and emergency crews have been stood down.