Scottish player rescued from river

2017-08-28 12:13
Gary Mackay-Steven (Getty Images)

London - A Scottish Premiership footballer had to be treated for hypothermia after being pulled from a river by emergency services, according to Scottish media reports on Monday.

Several media outlets said Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven, 26, was rescued from Glasgow's River Kelvin by a fireman in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mackay-Steven, who had sat on the bench for Aberdeen's 4-3 win over Glasgow club Partick Thistle on Saturday, is reported to have been at a nightclub with a fellow player prior to the incident.

"At 02:46 am on Sunday, August 27 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to reports of a man in the water at the River Kelvin near Benalder Bridge in Glasgow," said a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman.

"Four appliances attended and specialist water rescue crews safely assisted the individual out of the water - he was then transferred into the care of paramedics after suffering the effects of hypothermia.

"Firefighters ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene."

Police Scotland said the man was taken to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.

Aberdeen are yet to comment on the matter.

Capped once by Scotland, Mackay-Steven joined Aberdeen from Scottish champions Celtic in July.

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