Car discovered in Camelon canal recovered by specialist rescue team

A car found at the base of the Forth and Clyde Canal has been recovered.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 12:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 12:32 pm

The discovery, which was made yesterday afternoon at Lock 16 near Camelon’s Union Inn, prompted an immediate response from emergency service crews.

Police sealed off the area for a number of hours as specialist rescue personnel used a dingy to search the body of water.

It’s thought the car was discovered by a member of the public who had gone swimming in the canal.

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A car was recovered from the Forth and Clyde Canal at Lock 16 in Camelon. Picture: Craig Sear, Scottish Canals maintenance supervisor.

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The vehicle is believed to have been submerged for some time, however, the matter was first flagged up to emergency services on Wednesday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We received a report of a car in the water at Lock 16 in Camelon around 1.40pm on Wednesday, July 21.

“Officers and emergency services partners carried out a search of the vehicle in the water and the surrounding area with no trace of anyone.

“The vehicle has been recovered from the water.”

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