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Flood warnings issued for Dumfries and Galloway

Flood warnings: Dumfries and Galloway and Solway Firth Credit: SEPA

One flood alert and seven flood warnings have been issued for Dumfries and Galloway and along the Solway Firth coast.

Coastal flooding was predicted at around 10pm due to a combination of tidal levels and large waves.

Flood warnings have been issued for East Luce Bay, Kirkcudbright Bay, Rough Firth, South West Rhins, Southerness Point, Upper Solway Firth and West Luce Bay.

A flood alert has been issued for Dumfries and Galloway.

A flood alert means flooding is possible. A flood warning means flooding is imminent and immediate action is required.

Residents are advised to be vigilant and protect themselves and their properties. Information is available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.


Boy, 12, crushed to death in Dumfries and Galloway

Despite efforts by emergency services, the boy died at the scene Credit: ITV Border

A 12-year-old boy has been crushed to death by a large wooden pole in a Dumfries and Galloway village.

Police Scotland say the boy became trapped on land next to the Mill Hill Medical Centre on Nivison Road, Kelloholm, at 4.40pm on October 15.

Despite efforts by emergency services to save him, the boy died at the scene.

One eyewitness, who lives 200 yards away from the scene, told ITV Border:

A group of children came knocking frantically at my door saying their friend was hurt. I went down to the logs, but I could see there was nothing I could do so I rang the police. It's still raw today."

– Michael Harrison, eyewitness

The reality is that a young boy went out to play and he's not returned. And clearly, with great distress to family, friends, children and the local community here at Kelloholm. Which I know is a very small, tight community.

We are going to be speaking with Health and Safety Executives today."

– Bryan Lee, Detective Inspector


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