TRIBUTES have been paid to a Stirling student after a body was recovered from the River Forth.

Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar was described as an "amazing lad" by the University of Stirling Cricket Club.

The 21-year-old was said to have fallen into the water after what police described as a "tragic accident" during a night out on June 6.

After days of searching, officers confirmed they had recovered a body on Thursday, June 11.

Although formal identification has yet to take place, Prajwal's family have been informed.

Later that day, a post on the cricket club's social media page said: "Today we met in memory of one of our own.

"We tragically lost Prajwal Guhagarkar this week in a terrible accident.

"Wherever you are now keep running in hard. Love, your team."

Others also paid tribute to the young man; the university's Student Union posted on Facebook: "We were extremely sad to hear about the passing of Prajwal after a tragic accident.

"He was a much loved and valued member of our Stirling student community, as a member of our cricket team and International Society.

"He will be very sadly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."

And Amy Smith, union president of the University of Stirling's Student Union, tweeted: "Deepest condolences to you all.

"Prajwal was a hugely valued member of our community, and will be greatly missed by many."

Chief Inspector Gill Marshall, area commander for Stirling, said: "Prajwal was reported to have fallen into the River Forth near Bridgehaugh Road in the early hours of Saturday in what appears to have been a tragic accident.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death and we continue to offer support to Prajwal's family.

"As is the case with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."