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Police name missing student as drones brought into search

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Police have named the Stirling student who is currently missing after falling into the River Forth on Saturday morning.

21-year-old Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar is believed to have been out celebrating a birthday when he fell into the river at Bridgehaugh Road, near John Forty’s Court.

A search has been underway since Saturday involving air units, police, fire, ambulance and coastguard crews.

The focus of the search moved to South Alloa yesterday and police have now deployed drones to aid the search, which has now entered its fourth day.

Emergency services are treating the incident as a “tragic accident.”

The university has been in contact with the police regarding this incident.

Chief Inspector Gill Marshall, Stirling Area Commander, said:

“Emergency services are continuing to search for a 21-year-old man who was reported to have fallen into the River Forth near Bridgehaugh Road, Stirling, in the early hours of Saturday, 6 June.

“It appears to have been a tragic accident that happened on a night out and a number of police and partner agency resources are being used as part of this, with the man’s family being kept fully updated on our search.

“We would like to thank the public for their co-operation and assistance with our enquiries so far.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

More updates to follow.

If you feel like you need help, support is available from the university support services if you require it.

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