A seven-year-old boy and a 37-year-old woman
have died after getting into difficulty at around
4.45pm this afternoon while playing in the sea
Two people have died after a mum and two
children were pulled from the water off the coast of
Aberdeen this afternoon.
The coastguard were called at around 4.45pm this
afternoon following reports a number of people had
got into difficulty in the water.
A mum and her two boys aged seven and 13 were
said to have been playing in the sea and were
rescued by emergency crews from the water along
with two other people.
Police have now confirmed a 37-year-old woman
and a seven-year-old boy died after being rushed
A man, aged 28, a woman, aged 25, and 13-year-
old boy remain in hospital for treatment
“It appears to be a mother and two boys.”
The Aberdeen area has been hit by high winds and
Inspector Ferguson added it was not a “typical”
day for people to be playing in the water due to
the weather conditions.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said two of
those rescued were pulled from the sea by
Aberdeen inshore lifeboat crew and others were
recovered by police.
A Police Scotland spokesman added: “Emergency
services are currently in attendance at Aberdeen
beachfront following concern raised for a person in
“Members of the public are thanked for their co-
operation while the rescue is ongoing.