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Police have confirmed that they have found a body in the search for a missing student who fell into the River Forth on Saturday. (June 7)

A search for 21-year-old Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar has been ongoing for six days after he fell into the river while out celebrating his birthday early on Saturday morning.

Police, Fire, Ambulance and Coastguard crews were all involved in the search with air units and specialist underwater and rescue teams being called into the search.

Police were treating the incident as a “tragic accident.”

A formal identification is yet to take place but Prajwal’s family have been informed.

Chief Inspector Gill Marshall, Stirling Area Commander, said:

“I can confirm that a body has sadly been recovered from the River Forth at Stirling today (Thursday, 11 June). Formal identification has yet to take place, but the family of missing 21-year-old Prajwal Pandharinath Guhagarkar has been informed.

“Prajwal was reported to have fallen into the River Forth near Bridgehaugh Road, Stirling, in the early hours of Saturday, 6 June, in what appears to have been a tragic accident and we have been utilising extensive resources as part of our search since then.

“Our enquiries 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.”

Information on student support can be found on the Student Services Hub webpages. Students can also access support from the Students’ Union.

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