Aberdeen's Gary Mackay-Steven rescued from river with hypothermia
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 28/08/17 2:05pm
Aberdeen's Gary Mackay-Steven has been treated for hypothermia after being rescued from a river, the club has confirmed.
The Scottish Sun reported Mackay-Steven was pulled from the River Kelvin in Glasgow by a fireman in the early hours of Sunday morning.
An Aberdeen statement read: "(We) can confirm Gary Mackay-Steven was involved in an incident in the River Kelvin on Sunday morning.
"He was treated for hypothermia but is now at home and recovering well. On behalf of Gary, the club extends its thanks to the emergency services involved. The club will not be commenting further on the matter."
Mackay-Steven, 26, was on the bench for the Pittodrie side's 4-3 victory win at Partick Thistle on Saturday, a result which sent Derek McInnes' side two points clear of Celtic at the top of the table.
It is believed he visited a nightclub nearby with another player after the game.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service told the newspaper: "At 2.46am on Sunday, August 27 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to reports of a man in the water at the River Kelvin near Benalder Bridge in Glasgow.
"Four appliances attended and specialist water rescue crews safely assisted the individual out of the water.
"He was then transferred into the care of paramedics after suffering the effects of hypothermia. Firefighters ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene."
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Around 2.40am on Sunday, August 27, police received a report of a 26-year-old male in the River Kelvin, Partick.
"Emergency services attended and a full search of the area was carried out with the male being located. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital."
Mackay-Steven, capped once for Scotland, signed for Aberdeen last month after two-and-a-half years at Celtic.
The winger has made seven appearances for his new club so far, scoring once in the Europa League qualifiers against Bosnian side Siroki Brijeg.