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Aberdeen player, Gary Mackay-Steven, ­rescued from river Kelvin

Aberdeen player, Gary Mackay-Steven, rescued from river Kelvin

Aberdeen footballer has been rescued from a river after a night out in Glasgow.

Gary Mackay-Steven, 26, suffered from the effects of hypothermia when he was pulled from the River Kelvin by firefighters early on Sunday morning.

The former Celtic winger was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by paramedics.

Aberdeen FC confirmed the player was treated for hypothermia and was recovering well at home.

A club statement said: "On behalf of Gary, the club extends its thanks to the emergency services involved.

The incident happened near the Benalder bridge in the west end of Glasgow at about 02:30 BST.

Specialist crews from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were involved in the rescue.

Mackay-Steven joined the Dons from Celtic in July.

He played for Ross County, Liverpool and Fulham as a youth but made his senior debut for Airdrie United, before moving to Dundee United.

He has made two appearances for the club in the Scottish Premiership this season but he was on the bench on Saturday for the clash with Partick Thistle.

SB

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