A 12-year-old girl has died after getting into difficulty in the River Leven. 

Her body was pulled out of the West Dumbartonshire river nearby Balloch Bridge around 9.45pm on Sunday after a three-hour search. 

Emergency services raced to the scene around 6.45pm.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and her family have been informed.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Emergency services attended and searches were carried out.

"Around 9.45pm, the young girl was recovered from the water. Sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene."

West Dumbartonshire Police, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency all confirmed they were involved in the search and had asked the public to avoid the area.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and a full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.