South Scotland

Body found in burn near Dalbeattie bowling club

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Image caption The area was cordoned off while investigations continued into the incident

A police investigation has been launched after a body was found in a south of Scotland burn.

The discovery - in water near a bowling club not far from Dalbeattie town centre - was made at about 08:00.

Police, fire and ambulance personnel were called to the scene along with members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's water rescue unit.

The area has been cordoned off while investigations into the incident continue.

A short police statement confirmed that a body had been recovered from the burn and inquiries were under way.

It added that the procurator fiscal had been informed and there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances.

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