Threipmuir Reservoir: Police find body of man after four-day search

A body has been recovered from an Edinburgh reservoir after a man was seen in difficulty earlier this week, police have said.

Saturday, 17th July 2021, 7:58 pm
Threipmuir Reservoir, Pentland Hills. Pic Ian Georgeson

Police Scotland were alerted to a man in the water on Wednesday at Threipmuir Reservoir near Balerno, on the outskirts of the capital, and a body has now been recovered.

While formal identification is yet to take place, the family of the man concerned has been told.

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Emergency services were initially called to Threipmuir at 5:35pm on Wednesday, after a man in his thirties fell from a dinghy he was sharing with a group of friends.

The response, which included both marine and land units, continued into this weekend.

The reservoir and its car park have now been reopened to the public.

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