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Body identified as missing angler

By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Body identified as missing angler

A BODY recovered from the River Nith at The Caul at the Whitesands, Dumfries on Thursday has been confirmed as that of a missing fisherman.

Police Scotland state that he has been formally identified as 57-year-old Charles Mellor, who lived in the town.

Mr Mellor’s body was traced by a diving team from Police Scotland’s Marine Unit.

It follows an extensive multi-agency search for an angler reported missing while spending an evening fishing beside the river at the north end of the town last week.

A police spokesman at Dumfries said:  “The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.”


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