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Robert McKeown Drowns in Loch Lomond

Date
22/08/2014
What Happened
Body recovered
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Insufficient ability
Injury Details
Death-confirmed
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
The keen angler, who was known as Bob or Bobby to pals, died while on a fishing trip with another friend on Loch Lomond on Friday, August 22. Robert fell from a boat into the water and failed to resurface. It is understood that he couldn’t swim.

Crews from the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, the Scottish Fire and Rescue, HMS Gannet, HM Coastguard, Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service all battled in vain to find Mr McKeown after the alarm was raised. After news of Mr McKeown’s death emerged stunned friends and neighbours paid tribute to him. One friend, who lived in the same block of flats, said: “It’s so sad. He was just such a lovely, lovely man.

“Bob was always smiley but kept himself to himself. He was a pleasant man and he didn’t have a bad word to say about anybody.” -
Supporting Information
http://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2014/09/03/508873-pals-desperate-search-for-drowned-drumchapel-fisherman/

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