Tayside and Central Scotland

River Dochart search at Killin called off

Dochart Falls
Image caption The person was believed to have fallen from the Dochart Bridge in Killin

A widescale search of a river after reports that someone had fallen off a bridge has been called off.

The alarm was raised at about 1530 GMT on Tuesday after several reports that someone had fallen off Dochart Bridge in Killin, Stirling.

But no-one has been found after 48 hours of searching by police divers, a helicopter, boats and specialist dogs.

Central Scotland Police said they would restart the search if new information was received.

Witness accounts

A spokeswoman for the force said: "The search has now been called off. We've not had any information about someone missing in the area, nor have we had reports about concerns for anybody.

"If new information comes in, we will consider starting the search again - or searching parts of the area."

The "extensive" operation was sparked after several witnesses reported seeing a person wearing a black hooded jacket fall from Dochart Bridge into the river, which flows into Loch Tay.

Concerns were heightened by the state of the river, which is very high after recent heavy rainfall in the area.

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