OAP in river death

Ayrshire Post - - AYRSHIRE PEOPLE - Sarah Hil­ley

A 90- year- old man has died de­spite des­per­ate at­tempts to save his life af­ter he was pulled from an Ayr river.

The Al­loway grand­fa­ther was res­cued by po­lice from the River Doon last Wed­nes­day at 1.40pm be­side the Mil­len­nium Bridge.

Po­lice have ruled out foul play. Paramedics and a fire crew were seen try­ing to re­sus­ci­tate him at the scene at the bothy in Doon­foot.

He was rushed to Ayr Hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance a short time later and died there a short time later.

Res­i­dents spoke of their shock at the death.

One dog walker said: “It is a ter­ri­ble tragedy and not the sort of thing you ex­pect on your doorstep.”

A Po­lice Scot­land spokes­woman said the death was not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious. A full re­port on the in­ci­dent will be sent to the Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal.

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