Police have confirmed a man has died after jumping into the River Clyde following a disturbance. 

A major search operation was launched in a bid to save the man at around 4am this morning. 

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Police Scotland said they were first called to a disturbance on Clyde Street near the Euro Hostel.

Details of the disturbance were not provided by officers however shortly after their arrival a man was seen running along Clyde Street before jumping into the water near to the suspension bridge. 


It is not clear yet if the man was involved in the disturbance but with officers are the scene, they called in support from other rescue agencies to begin the search operation.

Meanwhile, the Euro Hostel entrance remains cordon off and police said they are yet to establish whether the incident happened on Clyde Street or within the premises. 

Another police cordon remains at the suspension bridge. 

Police Scotland said the cordons will remain in place while they carry out their investigation.

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A force spokeswoman said: "Around 4.14am on Thursday, July 4. Police were called to a disturbance on Clyde Street. Glasgow. On arrival, a man was seen running off along Clyde Street before jumping into the water near to the suspension bridge. 

"Officers assisted by colleagues from the Forces Marine Unit, HM Coastguard, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service tried to rescue him but were unable to do so. 

"His body has since been recovered. Enquiries are continuing. A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal." 

HM Coastguard sent in their teams from Greenock and Helensburgh to assist with the operation. 

This article appeared on The Evening Times