Girl Who Died After Getting into Difficultly in Dunkeld Water is Named

Police in Tayside can confirm that the seven-year-old girl who sadly died after getting into difficulty in the water at Dunkeld was Freya Skene.

Emergency services were called around 6.50 pm on Monday, 6 July, to the River Braan near Ossian's Cave.

Freya and her mum, from Dundee, were both taken by the Scottish Ambulance Service to Ninewells Hospital under police escort.

“I was lucky to survive but sadly our poor baby girl passed away. Freya was a cheeky little devil who we loved so much. She was our little guardian angel. 

“Our family are so grateful for all of the support we have received. However, we now ask that we are given time to grieve for Freya in peace.”

Detective Chief Inspector Ray Birnie of Dundee CID said: 

"Our sincere condolences are with Freya's family, community and all those affected by this absolutely tragic accident.

“I would like to recognise the efforts of the emergency responders who attended the scene and also the medical staff who later battled to save Freya.

“I would also like to thank the witnesses who came forward to us with information.

"We continue to provide support to Freya's family. I would like to stress that the family have requested that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time."


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