Fire, police, ambulance and coastguard rush to Tay over concerns for 16-year-old girl

Emergency vehicles on Tay Street in Perth last night.

A 16-year-old girl was at the centre of a “massive” rescue operation on the banks of the River Tay.

Emergency services including fire, police, ambulance, coastguard as well a specialised water rescue unit were called to the scene following reports of concern for a teenager last night.

The girl did not enter the water and was eventually removed from the banks by police before being handed over to paramedics.

It is understood she was not hurt in the incident and was taken home after she was checked over by paramedics.


A section of Tay Street between High Street and George Street was closed off while the rescue was underway.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said they received a call out at 9.40pm.

He said: “Four fire engines, two from Perth and two from Dundee, went to the scene. A water rescue unit was also deployed to the river and was on standby for the duration of the rescue.”

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