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Woman found in River Nith

There are no suspicious circumstances in relation to the death Credit: Dumfries Galloway Police Division

Police Scotland have named the woman who was recovered from the River Nith in Dumfries on Tuesday, 25 July 2017, as 60-year-old Susan McClelland from Sourtherness.

There are no suspicious circumstances in relation to the death and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.


Police helicopters join search for missing fisherman

Police Scotland air support unit Credit: Police Scotland

Police helicopters have joined the search to find a missing fisherman from Dumfries.

Charles Mellor, 57, was fishing close to the Carnation Factory on the evening of July 8. He failed to return home and was reported missing by his family the following morning.

Residents asked for help to find missing fisherman

Police searching for a missing fisherman in Dumfries are asking residents for their help in finding him.

Charles Mellor, 57, was fishing in the River Nith on Friday evening but failed to return home.

Inspector Stuart Wilson, from Police Scotland, told ITV News:

It's possible that Mr Mellor might have sought refuge from the rain and I would ask any members of the public to check their gardens or outhouses to see if he's maybe taken cover there and taken unwell.

– Inspector Stuart Wilson


Man jumps into River Nith to rescue phone

This incident follows the ongoing search for Macauley McQueen. Credit: ITV Border

Police are warning people of open water dangers after a man jumped into the River Nith in Dumfries to rescue his mobile phone.

He got into difficulty but was helped out of the water by two bypassers.

This latest incident comes off the back of a major search for missing Dumfries teenager Macauley McQueen, who hasn't been seen since entering the Nith last Monday.

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