Man dies after being pulled from canal amid freezing temperatures

A rescue mission was launched by emergency crews including a boat team on Tuesday morning.

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A man has died after being pulled from a canal amid freezing temperatures in the Highlands.

Emergency services including fire and ambulance crews, including a critical care paramedic, attended the scene at the Caledonian Canal in Inverness around 9.40am on Tuesday morning.

A water rescue boat was also deployed by emergency crews.

Police later confirmed a 31-year-old man’s body was recovered from the water at the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of concern for a person in the Caledonian Canal in Inverness shortly after 9.40am on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

“A 31-year-old man was subsequently recovered from the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin are aware.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

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