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Body found in Loch Lomond in search for missing swimmer

Maid of the Loch Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The man was swimming near the Maid of the Loch when he got into difficulty

Police searching for a swimmer missing in Loch Lomond have recovered a body.

The 25-year-old man was with friends when got into difficulty near the Maid of the Loch in Balloch, West Dunbartonshire.

A police helicopter and the Loch Lomond Rescue boat responded to the 999 call, which was made about 21:25 on Wednesday.

The search resumed at first light on Thursday and the man's body was recovered from the loch at about 10:20.

Formal identification has still to take place but a force spokeswoman confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances.

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