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Glasgow helicopter crash: Ninth body recovered
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:11:12 AM »
Via the BBC:

A ninth body has been recovered in the wreckage of Glasgow's Clutha pub that was destroyed by a police helicopter.

Samuel McGhee, 56, of Glasgow, is the second of six people who died in the bar to be named. The three helicopter crew members were named on Sunday.

Rescuers are now aiming to lift the helicopter wreckage from the roof and have said they cannot rule out the possibility of more bodies being found.

The helicopter crashed into the pub at about 22:25 GMT on Friday.
'Dreadful' conditions

Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick, speaking at the crash scene early on Monday morning, said: "I can confirm that sadly a further body has tonight been located and removed from the scene."

She added: "Efforts are ongoing as we speak to establish the identity of the latest fatality."

Police Scotland: "Efforts are ongoing to establish the identity of the latest fatality"

And, naming Mr McGhee, she said: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends tonight as they are with all those affected by this tragedy."

Police Scotland's "absolute priority has been to locate the bodies of people who were within the pub at the time of the incident and recover them safely", she added.

"This process takes time as formal identification procedures have to take place before we can notify relatives and publicly confirm identities."

She said work would go on "throughout the night to stabilise the scene in order to continue to progress the search and recovery".

On Sunday, police named three dead helicopter crew as pilot David Traill, 51, and Police Constables Kirsty Nelis, 36, and Tony Collins, 43. The first victim to be named was pub-goer Gary Arthur, 48, of Paisley.

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