Death of man - Erskine Bridge

Published 23 September 2019

Detectives at Clydebank are continuing enquiries and appealing for information after the death of a man near Erskine Bridge on Monday 23 September 2019.


Around 11am on Monday morning, police were called after a man was seen falling from the Erskine Bridge into the River Clyde.  Emergency services attended and the body of an as yet unidentified man was recovered from the water by Coastguard.  He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.


Detective Inspector Ogilvie Ross of Clydebank Police Station, is appealing for any witnesses.  He said:  “ Our enquiries are continuing into the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are appealing to any witnesses to come forward to ensure we gather as much information as we can .


“I would appeal to anyone driving on the bridge shortly before 11am this morning who witnessed anything suspicious, or who has dash-cam footage to please contact us as they may have information that will assist our enquiries.  I am also keen to trace a woman who was walking with a suitcase on the bridge, near the Old Kilpatrick side around 11am this morning.  I would also urge her to come forward to officers.


Anyone with information should contact Clydebank Police Station through 101 quoting reference number 1161 of Monday 23 September 2019.

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