Headteacher pays tribute to ‘much loved’ boy, 16, who died after falling into Glasgow river


A HEADTEACHER has paid tribute to a “respected and much loved” teenager who died after he fell into a river in a Glasgow park.

Saif Mohammed’s body was recovered from the water at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow on Tuesday evening.

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Saif Mohammed, 16, fell into the White Cart water, in Pollock Country Park, Glasgow, on Tuesday[/caption]


Police, Scottish Fire and Rescue and the ambulance service were called to the scene[/caption]

Hillpark Secondary School headteacher Geraldine Collins said: “Our school community is devastated by this tragic news and our hearts go out to Saif’s family and friends.

“Saif has only been with us for a couple of years but in the short space of time he’s become a respected and much loved pupil in the school and we know that everyone will be very shocked at the devastating circumstances surrounding his death.

“We will do all that we can to support the Hillpark school community and offer any assistance that we can to family and friends at this sad and traumatic time.”

Police Scotland confirmed a body has been recovered from the water.

They since confirmed the body of the teenager was recovered from White Cart Water, reports GlasgowLive.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Around 5.10pm on Tuesday police responded to a report of a concern for a person in the water at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow.

“Emergency services attended and the body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered.

“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”


Police Scotland confirmed a body has been recovered from the water[/caption]


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