Teen canoeist rescued from Campsie Linn Rapids

image captionThe 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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