Body found in river after student’s ‘tragic accident’

Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar was reported to have fallen in the River Forth in Stirling on Saturday.

A search was carried out by police for the body of a missing student. Police Scotland
A search was carried out by police for the body of a missing student.

A body has been found in the search for a missing student who is believed to have suffered a “tragic accident”.

Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar was reported to have fallen into the River Forth, near Bridgehaugh Road in Stirling, in the early hours of Saturday.

Police Scotland said remains were recovered from the water on Thursday.

The 21-year-old’s family has been informed, although formal identification is yet to take place.

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Chief inspector Gill Marshall, Stirling area commander, said: “I can confirm that a body has sadly been recovered from the River Forth at Stirling today.

Police carried out a search for the missing student.

“Formal identification has yet to take place but the family of missing 21-year-old Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar has been informed.

“Prajwal was reported to have fallen into the River Forth near Bridgehaugh Road, Stirling, in the early hours of Saturday in what appears to have been a tragic accident and we have been utilising extensive resources as part of our search since then.”

She added: “Our inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death and we continue to offer support to Prajwal’s family.

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“As is the case with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”