Body is recovered from the water near Forth Bridge

A body has been recovered from the water near the Forth Bridge at South Queensferry.

Saturday, 8th June 2019, 11:45 am

Police, ambulance and coastguard crews were at the scene close to Hawes Pier yesterday afternoon, following reports of a person in the water.

A body was recovered after a search lasting almost three hours.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “The coastguard responded to calls from the ambulance service at around 3.30pm requesting assistance amid reports a person had entered the water in the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry.

“A lifeboat from South Queensferry responded along with a number of commercial vessels.

“A coastguard team from South Queensferry also attended. Crews were stood down at around 6.15pm.

“A body was recovered and it is now a matter for the police.”