Fisherman's body pulled from Ettrick Water
THE BODY of a fisherman was found around lunchtime yesterday in the Ettrick Water, Selkirk.
The discovery was made near the footbridge between Bannerfield and the town's swimming pool just before noon.
At around 1245 today Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team were requested to assist the Borders Underwater Search Team with the recovery of the body.
They deployed three members from the Selkirk Area to provide shoreline cover to the Borders Underwater Search Team members.
After two hours of searching the body was recovered.
Steve Penny, TVMRT Team Leader said: "We were happy to be able to assist the Police and our colleagues from the Borders Underwater Search Team.
"Our team has trained in bankside work and has appropriate safety equipment and that allowed us to act as safety cover for those in the water"
A police spokesman said: "Lothian and Borders Police responded to The Cauld, near Ettrickhaugh Road in Selkirk at around 11.40am on Tuesday 2nd October after the body of a male was found within the water.
"The body was recovered around 2.40pm and enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding this death."
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