South Scotland

Body found in River Nith confirmed as missing fisherman

Charles Mellor
Image caption Charles Mellor disappeared while fishing last Friday

Police have confirmed that the body of a man pulled from the River Nith in Dumfries is that of a missing fisherman.

Charles Mellor, 57, disappeared a week ago while fishing near the former Carnation factory.

His body was found in The Caul area on Thursday.

Mr Mellor's disappearance on Friday night prompted a major search operation, involving the coastguard and the police underwater unit.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Nith Inshore Rescue, and members of the Moffat Mountain Rescue Team were also involved in the search.

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