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Second tug boat body is recovered
Eric Blackley
Eric Blackley's body was found inside the vessel
Underwater search teams have found a second body inside a tug boat which capsized in the River Clyde.

Strathclyde Police confirmed that Eric Blackley, 57, from Gourock, was located in the Flying Phantom during a recovery operation on Saturday morning.

His colleague Robert Cameron, 65, from Houston, Renfrewshire, was found on Friday afternoon.

Boat skipper Stephen Humphreys, 33, from Greenock has yet to be found. A fourth crew member was rescued.

Brian Aitchison, 37, from Coldingham in the Scottish Borders, was plucked from the water by a passing boat shortly after the boat sank on Wednesday at about 1830GMT.

THE BOAT'S CREW
Brian Aitchison, 37 - Rescued
Robert Cameron, 65 - Body found Friday
Eric Blackley, 57 - Body found Saturday
Stephen Humphreys, 33 - Still missing

The tug sank while towing a cargo vessel to Glasgow.

At its height, the search involved 60 people and a dozen boats, with teams from the RNLI, Coastguard, Royal Navy and Strathclyde Police scouring the water and coastline.

But their efforts have been hampered throughout by poor visibility, and on Thursday rescuers said there was no chance of finding anyone alive.

Earlier, the family of Mr Blackley paid tribute to a "much loved husband and father".

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has begun an inquiry into the incident.



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