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Man, 23, dies at park waterfall at Linn Park

Category: Scotland

Published: 26th May 2012 16:51:56

A 23-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty at a waterfall in a park on the southside of Glasgow.

Police went to Linn Park, near Simshill, at 13:45 after receiving a call that a man had jumped into the water and did not resurface.

A search and rescue operation was launched and the man was pulled from the water by emergency services.

He was taken to Glasgow Victoria where he later died. A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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