‘Caring’ woman dies trying to save beloved pet dog from fast-flowing river

A Scottish woman tragically died this week as she attempted to save her dog from a fast-flowing river.

The body of Margaret Wares was found in the Dighty Burn in the Monifieth area of Angus on Tuesday night.

Ms Wares is thought to have been trying to save her dog, Dizee, who had fallen into the water.

She was found close to the River Tay at around 10:45pm following a search that included help from HM Coastguard and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The devastating news was revealed in a Facebook post by Shona, Margaret’s business partner and colleague at local cafe The Lairds Larder.

"It is in a state of shock that I have to post this information, which many of you will already know,” she said.

"On Tuesday 16th February 2021, Margaret, my partner in the business, sadly lost her life.

"We believe she was trying to rescue her wee dog Dizee from the Dighty which was flowing incredibly fast with all the snow melt. We will never know what actually happened.

"Margaret would be devastated to know the grief this has caused her family and friends."

Heartbroken customers paid tribute to Ms Wares, with one saying: "Margaret was such a warm, friendly person. Such a huge loss for all that knew her."

Meanwhile, another added: "Such a warm and caring lady always had a smile and bit of a banter. How cruel this world is my thoughts go out to her family and her work mates."

Shona has asked that anybody who wishes to pay tribute to her late colleague should leave flowers outside the Larder.

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