Angler's body recovered from River Tay

A 58-year-old man has died in a fishing accident, police said today.

Alan Taylor, of Dundee, got into difficulties while he was angling on a stretch of the River Tay in Perthshire.

The accident happened close to the Jubilee Bridge in Dunkeld on Saturday.

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His body was discovered by other fishermen shortly after 3pm and it was recovered from the water by Tayside Police's search and rescue team.

Mr Taylor was a member of Lochee Angling Club with over 30 years' experience, Tayside Police said.

A force spokesman added: "There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and, as with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."