A MAN has died after being pulled from the River Forth in the Cambuskenneth area yesterday.

Emergency services raced to the scene on Thursday, February 7, afternoon following a report of a “body in the water”.

Paramedics were seen battling to save the 62-year-old’s life, but sadly he later died in hospital.

An eyewitness told Stirling News she was alerted to the sound of nearby sirens as she was taking the bins out in the afternoon and saw huge emergency services presence in the area.

Riverside woman Leigh Richardson watched in horror as ambulance crews performed CPR in a bid to save the man.

She spotted several fire engines with crews at the Cambuskenneth Bridge and said: “They were all stood on the bridge, looking down into the water.

“There was a dingy as well there, so I thought somebody has obviously fallen into the water.

“The next thing: all the fire engines, paramedics and everything – they all started to drive up the road towards the swing park in Riverside.”

She said that seeing the incident unfold “was a massive shock”.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the man could not be saved with Leigh adding: “It was horrible to see [the paramedics] really-really frantically performing CPR on whoever it was.

“I’m not sure what happened after because I left, I thought this was a bit too much.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Stirling were called to the River Forth in the Cambuskenneth area around 3pm on Thursday, February 7, following a report of a body in the water.

"A 62-year-old man was pulled from the river, but later died in hospital.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal."