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The three people who died in a horror tragedy at Loch Lomond have been named, according to reports.

Edina Olahova, 29, and her son Raza Haris Ali, nine, died alongside their friend Mohammad Asim Raza, 41, on Saturday evening.

Sky News reports that Mr Raza's seven-year-old son is currently in intensive care at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

Pictures taken hours before show the group enjoying themselves near the popular loch.

Waris Ali, Ms Olahova's husband and Rana's father, was also on the trip and survived the tragedy, according to the publication.

The trio are among six water-related deaths in Scotland over the weekend – a toll First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called "heartbreaking".

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Emergency services raced to a spot in the hamlet of Ardlui at around 6:40pm on Saturday following a "report of concerns" for people in the water.

Police Scotland said: "Police were called around 6.40pm on Saturday, 24 July, 2021 following the report of concerns for people in the water near Pulpit Rock, Ardlui.

"A multi-agency operation took place and sadly, three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

"Formal identification has still to take place but the family of a 41-year-old man, 29-year-old woman and 9-year-old boy have been made aware.

"A 7-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and is currently in intensive care."

The force later issued a stern warning following the deaths and urged people to "exercise extreme caution" in open water.

Earlier on Saturday, a boy, 11, died after being found in a river at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire.

Just after that, another boy, 13, got into difficulty in a river in Hazelbank, also in South Lanarkshire.

His body was recovered from the water on Sunday.

And on Friday, a boy, 16, also died at Loch Lomond, at the Balloch Country Park.

ACC Mark Williams said: "The number of deaths in open water this weekend is hard to comprehend and my thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those affected.

"The warm weather can make open water swimming and paddling very inviting but it is extremely dangerous, even for the most experienced swimmers or supervised children.

"The conditions can change very quickly and there are often hidden risks like deeper water and strong currents.

"The message I want to send to everyone is exercise extreme caution."

Mrs Sturgeon described the weekend's events as "heartbreaking" on social media.

"My thoughts and condolences are with the loved ones of those who have lost their lives in the water over the past couple of days," she said.

"In Scotland, we have some of the most beautiful lochs and rivers in the world – but if swimming in them, please take care."

Gordon Watson, CEO of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, said it had "undoubtedly been one of the worst weekends in the National Park’s history".

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