CALLS for enhanced safety precautions around bodies of water in Clacks have been made in the aftermath of a tragic accident.

As reported by the Advertiser, a 39-year-old man died in Dollar Glen, while two other women were pulled from the water, during an incident on Saturday, April 13.

Now, calls have been made by Alexander Stewart, Scottish Conservative MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife, to increase safety measures surrounding pools of water in Clackmannanshire.

He said: “Whilst we do not yet know the circumstances surrounding this really awful, tragic accident at Dollar Glen, and whilst our thoughts are with all those involved as well as their families and friends at this time; I must renew my calls to our councils to do all they can to shore-up and tighten safety parameters around our local waters.

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser:

“Only this time last year, the Water Safety Code was launched by Water Safety Scotland (WSS) and these specific, truly awful accidents are precisely why I support all these measures.

“Councils such as ours in Clackmannanshire and Stirling have a duty of care in line with WSS aims to both consider and understand the key risks in Scotland and to engage with all their partners, in order to develop a consistent approach to fulfilling the targets set out in Scotland’s Drowning Prevention Strategy.

“As this and recent, extremely tragic accidents in and around water, especially during the summer months have taught us, we absolutely cannot be complacent around our many areas of water such as Dollar Glen.

“My sincere condolences and thoughts go out to the families and friends of all those who have been lost and badly injured.”

Emergency services attended the scene at Dollar Glen at around 10.30am amid reports of three people who had encountered difficulty in the water.

The man was pulled from the water but was pronounced dead at the scene, with officers opening enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the accident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of concern for three people in water in the Dollar Glen area near Dollar shortly after 10.30am on Saturday, April 13.

“Officers attended, along with a range of other emergency services. All three were removed from the water.

“A 39-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Two women received treatment from the Scottish Ambulance Service."