Police pull body from Dumfries river in search for missing woman

Lynn Tyeson, 48, who went missing in the Whitesands area of Dumfries in the early hours of Sunday. Picture: Police Scotland/PA Wire
Lynn Tyeson, 48, who went missing in the Whitesands area of Dumfries in the early hours of Sunday. Picture: Police Scotland/PA Wire
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Police searching for a woman missing after a night out in Dumfries have recovered a body from a river.

Lynn Tyeson, 48, was last seen about 3am on Sunday in the Whitesands area.

A major search was launched.

Officers were this afternoon alerted by a member of the public to a body in the River Nith, south of Kingholm Quay.

A Police Scotland statement said: “Officers assisted by the Coastguard and Nith Inshore Rescue staff have recovered the body, which has still to be identified.

“The family of Lynn Tyeson are aware of this development.”

Police divers had been assisting the search for Ms Tyeson, who had been out with friends on Saturday night.