South Scotland

River Nith body recovered near Closeburn

Rescue services were called out to recover the body of a woman spotted floating in the River Nith.

The discovery was made by a family out walking near Closeburn in Dumfries and Galloway early on Friday afternoon.

Due to the fast-flowing waters the Nith Inshore Rescue was called out to help recover the body of a 59-year-old local woman.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

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