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Family pays tribute to 10-year-old boy after loch death

Michael Heeps from High Valleyfield in Fife died after getting into difficulty in Loch Lubnaig.

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The 10-year-old boy has been identified as Michael Heeps (Police Scotland/PA)

The 10-year-old boy has been identified as Michael Heeps (Police Scotland/PA)

The 10-year-old boy has been identified as Michael Heeps (Police Scotland/PA)

A family has paid tribute to a “much-loved” 10-year-old boy who died after getting into difficulty in a loch.

Emergency services were called to Loch Lubnaig, near Callander, at 5.35pm on Wednesday but were unable to save the youngster.

He has now been named as Michael Heeps from High Valleyfield in Fife.

He was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin xFamily tribute

His family paid tribute saying: “He was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin x”

A Police Scotland statement said: “The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.

“A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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