Massive rescue bid
Emergency services called following concern for teen
Emergency services including fire, police, ambulance and coastguard as well a specialised water rescue unit, were called to the scene following reports of concern for the teenager last night.
The girl did not enter the water and was eventually removed from the banks by police before being handed over to paramedics.
It is understood she was not hurt in the incident and was taken home after she was checked over by medical staff.
A police spokesman said officers were alerted to the drama on the banks of the Tay close to the Queen’s Bridge in Perth around 9.30pm.
The spokesman added: “A member of the public contacted the police after the girl was spotted on the banks at the side of the river.
“Police, along with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended.
“There was also a water rescue unit on standby. However, the female did not enter the river and she was taken to the safety of the waiting ambulance personnel by police officers.
“This was regarded as a major rescue incident with a massive turn-out of emergency services.
“It ended with the female safe and well and handed over to paramedics.”
He said a section of Tay Street between High Street and George Street was closed off during the rescue.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it received a call out at 9.40pm.
He said: “Four fire engines, two from Perth and two from Dundee, went to the scene. A water rescue unit was also deployed to the river and was on standby for the duration of the rescue.
“However, the female did not enter the water and the unit was not required.
“We left the scene over an hour later.”
A 16-YEAR-old girl was at the centre of a “massive” rescue operation on the banks of the River Tay.
Emergency services in attendance at the incident on the banks of the River Tay, following reports of concerns for a 16-year-old girl.