Serving police officer dies after falling from Scottish bridge

A Scottish police officer has died after falling from Clackmannanshire Bridge.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 1:21 pm

The incident ocurred around 9.25pm last night, with access to the bridge closed off to the public.

Police Scotland officers remain at the scene today.

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The incident ocurred around 9.25pm last night, with access to the bridge closed off to the public.

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

"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."

Last night, Fife Police tweeted last night: "Please be aware that the Clackmannanshire Bridge is currently closed due to an ongoing incident.

"Please use an alternative route and we thank you in advance for your patience."