POLICE: Woman dies after being pulled from water at Helensburgh pier

Helensburgh seafront at Helensburgh Pier, where the incident took place, and (below) the car park at West Clyde Street at the head of the pier.

By Democrat reporter

BBC Scotland is reporting that a woman has died after getting into difficulty in water off Helensburgh pier, police have said.

The woman, who was 25, was pulled from the water and pronounced dead at the scene on Friday evening.

Emergency services were alerted at about 17:15 and investigations continue into the circumstances of the incident in the town.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, police said.

Images from the scene show police tape sealing off part of the pier, which has a “no swimming” sign, and white-suited forensic officers analysing the area.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of a 25-year old woman in Helensburgh, on Friday 23 April 2021.

“He is due to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday 26 April 2021.”

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