South Scotland

River Nith body find man identified

Bridge Image copyright David Dixon
Image caption Mr Ferguson's body was recovered from below St Michael's Bridge on Tuesday morning

Police have identified an elderly man whose body was recovered from the River Nith in Dumfries on Tuesday morning.

Robert Fergusson, 87, of the town's Church Street, was spotted in the water by passers-by at about 11:30.

Emergency services were called out and his body was recovered from below St Michael's Bridge at the Dock Park.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the procurator fiscal had been informed.

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