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Bags of litter collected at annual Caerlaverock shore clean up

Nith Inshore Rescue helped co-ordinate the the little pick Credit: ITV Border

Dozens of bags of rubbish were collected during the annual Caerlaverock shore clean up today.

The event is held every year and organised by the Nith Inshore Rescue team and partners.

Volunteers turned out in force to cover a 18 kilometre stretch to keep the marine environment clean.

Lots of plastic rubbish was collected by the team of volunteers Credit: ITV Border
Rubbish collected by volunteers Credit: ITV Border

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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

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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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