South Scotland

Body found in search for missing Dumfries fisherman Charles Mellor

Charles Mellor
Image caption Police said Charles Mellor's family had been informed of the discovery

Police divers searching for a missing fisherman have found a body in the River Nith in Dumfries.

The discovery was made in the area of The Caul.

Police said the family of the missing man, Charles Mellor, had been informed, however, they said formal identification had not taken place.

Mr Mellor, 57, went missing while fishing on the River Nith on Friday night, prompting a major search operation.

It involved police, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Nith Inshore Rescue, HM Coastguard and members of the Moffat Mountain Rescue Team.

A Police Scotland helicopter was also involved, along with members of its underwater unit.

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