Police Scotland is treating the death as “unexplained” as enquiries continue.
Tuesday 2 January 2024 10:09, UK
The body of a woman was recovered from a Scots beauty spot on New Year’s Eve.
Emergency services scrambled to Den Finella waterfall, near St Cyrus in Aberdeenshire, after the alarm was raised over a woman in the water at around 2pm on Sunday.
The popular beauty spot features a 70ft white water drop and a series of plunge pools.
A major water search operation was launched with Coastguard rescue teams sent from Montrose, Arbroath, Stonehaven and Aberdeen.
Police Scotland, the Scotland Fire and Rescue Service, and the Scottish Ambulance Service were also in attendance.
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The 53-year-old woman’s body was later recovered from the water.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.
“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”