Threipmuir Reservoir incident: Emergency services in attendance following concerns for a person in water at Edinburgh wild swimming beauty spot

Police have launched a multi-agency search and rescue operation at an Edinburgh wild swimming beauty spot following concern for a person seen in the water near Balerno.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 7:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 7:37 pm
Police and other emergency services attend Threipmuir Reservoir near Balerno following a concern for a person seen in the water.

At around 5.35pm, Police launched units including a helicopter, to Threipmuir Reservoir in the Pentlands following reports about concern for a person seen in the water.

The person’s condition is not yet known and emergency services are still at the scene.

Both the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service are also at the scene.

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Enquiries are ongoing and Police Scotland confirmed their investigation is still at an early stage.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At around 5.35pm on Wednesday, July 14, police were called to Threipmuir Reservoir near Balerno following a concern for a person seen in the water.

"Emergency services remain at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.”

Both the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service have been contacted for comment.

More to follow.

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