Body of Police Scotland officer recovered from River Forth

A Police Scotland officer has died after falling from a bridge on the River Forth on Sunday evening (January 19).

Jan 20, 2020
By Tony Thompson

Clackmannanshire Bridge in Fife was ‘locked down’ as police, coastguard and fire crews dealt with the incident. The body was recovered from the river a short time later following a search involving lifeboats and a rescue helicopter.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were made aware of concern for a person near the Clackmannanshire Bridge in Kincardine around 9.25pm on Sunday, January 19.

“The body of a 28-year-old man was recovered from the River Forth a short time later following a search. The death is currently being treated as unexplained, although there are no apparent suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson added: “Our thoughts are with the officer’s family and friends at this very sad time.

“The death of a colleague affects everyone within the organisation and will be most keenly felt by those officers and staff who worked beside him. It is important that they receive all our support. I will be visiting the officer’s family, friends and colleagues to offer our deepest sympathy and ensure they have access to the support they need at this difficult time.”

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