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.
Threipmuir Reservoir, Pentland Hills. Pic  Ian GeorgesonThreipmuir Reservoir, Pentland Hills. Pic  Ian Georgeson
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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