Mackay-Steven treated for hypothermia after dramatic rescue from River Kelvin - report
By Harry Sykes
Ex-Celtic ace Gary Mackay-Steven has been treated for hypothermia after being rescued from a river in Glasgow, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim Aberdeen player Mackay-Steven was pulled from the River Kelvin by a fireman in the early hours of Sunday morning following a night out.
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.
The Scottish Sun report he visited a nightclub nearby with another player after the game and subsequently fell into freezing waters, where he spent nearly 90 minutes.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service told the Scottish Sun: “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.
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“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.”
Police Scotland said the casualty was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment but had no update on his condition.
A force 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.