Search continues for man spotted in reservoir

Concerns were raised after the man was spotted in the water on Wednesday evening.

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Emergency services are continuing their search for a man last spotted in the water of Threipmuir Reservoir in Edinburgh.

Police were called to the reservoir, near Balerno, after concerns for the man were raised at around 5.35pm on Wednesday.

Despite searches being carried out by emergency services however, the man was not found, with searches being continued on Thursday.

There is currently no access to the reservoir due to the ongoing incident, with people told to stay away.

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

“Emergency services attended and carried out searches, however he was not traced.  

“The search will continue today to locate the man.”

A post on the Pentland Hills Regional Park Facebook page read: “Due to an ongoing police incident, there is no access to the reservoir.

“The car park is closed: please do not drive up and park nearby as you will not be permitted access to the area.

“If visiting Harlaw, please do not attempt to access Threipmuir. Thank you for your understanding.”

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