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Police name man who died in River Nith

Police in Dumfries and Galloway are appealing for information after a man died in the River Nith.

The incident occurred around 7.05pm on Friday, 31 July, 2020 when officers received a report a man had been seen in the river near College Street in Dumfries.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “James Carruthers, 48, was recovered from the water with the assistance of Nith Inshore Rescue, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“He was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where he died a short time later.

“His death isn’t being treated as suspicious however police are appealing for witnesses to establish the full circumstances.”

Detective Sergeant Nadine Scott, of Dumfries CID, said: “We’re appealing for help to trace his last movements just before he entered the water and anyone who witnessed this incident should contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3481 of 31 July.

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