A two-year-old boy has died after he was recovered from a river.

The child was reported missing from a property in the Milton of Drimmie area, close to Bridge of Cally in Perthshire at around 11.15am on Sunday.

This prompted a launch and urgent search party with the Police Scotland helicopter and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel fully involved in the search.

At about 12.35pm, child was seen in the River Ericht, close to the property.

Although he was rescued from the water by fire personnel and treated by paramedics, who had attended the scene with the air ambulance, the boy, died.

A statement by the Police Scotland said: ‘Tragically, the boy did not survive. ‘His family are being supported by officers at this time.’