Witnesses sought after man dies in river mystery

Police have named a man pulled from the River Nith on Saturday and are keen to talk to anyone who was in Dumfries at around 5.30pm.

Douglas Rome, 71, was removed from the river near Dock Park on Saturday and was subsequently pronounced dead at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Police are still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Rome enter the water in the area of bus stances at the Whitesands in the town at around 5.30pm. Contact them on 101.