Family pay tribute to twin boys who died after ‘freak’ accident

The parents with two-year-olds Shaun and Reece, who died on Saturday
The parents with two-year-olds Shaun and Reece, who died on Saturday

A Fife family whose twin boys died after drowing in a fish pond have paid tribute to their ‘miracle babies’.

Rhys and Shaun Scott, both just two-years-old, were treated by police and paramedics at their home in Dalgety Bay on Saturday morning (March 12), before being rushed to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, where they sadly died.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, the twins’ parents said: “We would like to thank everyone for their support at this unfortunate and difficult time.

“We have special thanks to all the medical staff, family, friends, neighbours and the police for their efforts, hard work and time spent helping and trying to revive our miracle babies.

“Both boys were long awaited little soldiers who were full of love, happiness, fun and cheek.

“Individually and together they have touched the lives of everyone they met.

“We along with our family and friends are still in shock and devastated at such a tragic loss from such a ‘freak’ accident.

“They have been taken from us far too early and will be forever missed and loved.

“We wish to be left alone and be given the privacy needed to grieve.”

Officers are continuing to support the family.

Enquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.