South Scotland

Man found in River Nith dies in hospital

A man who was found in the River Nith in Dumfries on Saturday evening has died in hospital.

Douglas Rome, 71, from the town, was recovered from waters near to the Dock Park at about 17:30.

Police said he was then taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead.

Officers are still keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Rome entering the water in the area near the bus stances at the Whitesands.

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