Tayside and Central Scotland

Woman, 70, dies after being pulled from Lunan Water

Lunan Water Image copyright Richard Watt
Image caption The woman was spotted in the Lunan Water at Friockheim by a member of the public

A woman has died after being pulled from a burn in Angus.

A member of the public raised the alarm after seeing the woman in Lunan Water at about 07:00 on Thursday.

Police and paramedics were called to the burn in Friockheim, but despite their efforts the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

She has not yet been formally identified, but is believed to be 70 and from the local area. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

A spokesman for the Tayside division of Police Scotland said inquiries were continuing into the sudden death, and officers were carrying out investigations in the area at the junction of Lunan Street and Guthrie Crescent.

The Lunan Water is a river that winds its way through Angus before flowing into the North Sea at Lunan Bay, north of Arbroath.

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