Tayside and Central Scotland

Boy, 15, rescued after fall from aqueduct in Balquidder

A 15-year-old boy taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh walking expedition has been rescued after falling 66ft (20m) from an aqueduct in Perthshire.

The incident happened near Balquidder at about 14:00 on Thursday.

Fire service rope and water rescue crews from as far away as Fife and Edinburgh, along with mountain rescuers and ambulance staff, carried out a complex operation to rescue the boy.

The Scottish Fire and Recue Service said he had received minor injuries.

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