A toddler has been rushed to hospital after falling into a Perthshire pond.
A major emergency response swung into action after the 15-month-old boy was discovered and plucked from the freezing water at a farm near Glenalmond on Tuesday morning.
An air ambulance was sent from Scone airport but it was decided to take the youngster to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee by road in an ambulance.
It is understood that the child fell into a garden pond just after 9am.
Described as being in a “stable” condition it is thought he escaped with no major injuries despite his ordeal but has been detained in hospital as a precaution.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed that the injuries suffered were not life threatening but described the major response to the initial alert.
“A local ambulance crew, Tayside Trauma Team, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, and an ambulance manager all raced to the scene at approximately 9.10am,” said the spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service.
“Our emergency call handler provided life-saving instructions over the phone.
“We then conveyed a young child to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital in a stable condition”
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed the incident saying: “Police Scotland attended at a farm in Glenalmond, Perthshire following a report of concern for a 15-month-old child that had fallen into a pond at about 9.10am.”
The emergency services declined to provide more exact details on where the accident happened.
Businesses in the Glenalmond and Methven area were unable to shed any more light on the near tragedy.
“I heard a helicopter going over but am not sure if it landed or not,” said one Methven resident.