The New Bellshill Athletic FC player, Liam Scott has passed away. Liam Scott was reported to have died in a tragic accident.
Liam Scott passed on after falling into the water at the Falls of Clyde, near Lanark, on Thursday evening.
Emergency services raced to the scene and tried to save the 18-year-old but his body was tragically found near Corra Linn the following day.
The news of his death was announced by the club in this official social media handle. The post on their Facebook page reads..
“Everyone connected with the club were devastated to hear the news yesterday of the tragic accident which has claimed such a young life. Liam Scott was only with us for last season but had such an impact on and off the field. Thoughts and Payers are with Willie, Pauline, Lara, Harry and all of his extended family and friends at this very sad time. Rest in Peace RIP Liam fantastic player and will be missed by everyone at bellshill athletic fc. Thoughts to all his family”
Tributes Floods Social Media..
Kevin Maguire wrote “Still can’t believe this tragic news such a lovely lad my thoughts and prayers are with Pauline and Willie and their family rest in peace Liam.”
Mark Quinn wrote “Totally devastated & heartbroken. A superb football player & brilliant young man. Thoughts & prayers to all his family & friends. RIP Liam”
Jamie Michael wrote “Absolutely devastated and heartbroken a fantastic lad on and off the field. Was a pleasure to play along side him. Thoughts and prayers to all the family at this difficult time. Rest easy mate “
Ben McDougall wrote “R.I.P Liam such a talented player and a good guy taken far too soon. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends. “
Mel Green wrote “Can’t stop thinking about this young man RIP Liam, thoughts are prayers are with Pauline Willie and the rest of his family.
Jamie Lafferty wrote “Sad sad news, Rest in peace wee fella. Thoughts with the family at this very difficult time.”
Cheryl Jepson Wwrote “Rest in peace Liam devastating news, my thoughts and prayers are with all of Liam’s family and friends”
Matty A Clarke wrote “Absolutely devastated at this news. Liam was in my school team for 5 years and also went to Benfica with him. A great boy and terrific player. Can’t believe it”
Scottish Police earlier today confirmed that investigation to what led to the popular teen’s tragic death is currently ongoing and that a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Chief Inspector Lex Baillie, Area Commander for South Lanarkshire, said: “I can confirm that the body of an 18-year-old man has been recovered from the water at Falls of Clyde in Lanark yesterday (Friday, 19 June, 2020).
“His next of kin have been made aware and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
“The man was reported to have fallen into the water at the Falls of Clyde in Lanark around 8.05pm on Thursday, 18 June, and a search was conducted by emergency services.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”