South Scotland

River Nith death man was 99 years old

A 99-year-old man whose body was pulled from a river in Dumfries has been named by police.

Thomas Thomson's body was found in the River Nith on Monday following reports that someone had fallen into the water.

Mr Thomson lived at the nearby Abbeyfield House in the Dock Park area of Dumfries.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal. Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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