Man rescued from River Tay

A MAN was rescued from the River Tay on Thursday night after clinging to a pier near Fisher Street.

Broughty RNLI confirmed that the inshore lifeboat was launched and a crew raced to the scene.

They had been alerted to the situation by the Scottish Ambulance Service who had received the initial 999 call.

Tayside Police were also called to the scene by the ambulance service.

An Ambulance Service spokesman said that the 999 call had been received at 9.33 p.m. with a report of a male in the water hanging on to the pier.

They contacted the coastguard and an ambulance was sent to the scene but the gentleman was already out of the water when it arrived.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital.

New look McDonald’s

THE MONIFIETH McDonald’s is inline for a major new facelift which will be revealed to customers this autumn.

The fastfood restaurant at Ethiebeaton Park is undergoing a complete refurbishment to both the interior and exterior.

The restaurant will have more modern décor, plenty more comfortable seats and free wi-fi for customers.

Business manager of the Monifieth restaurant Mark Webster said: “It’s going to be really exciting to reopen the restaurant in October and I am looking forward to seeing the reaction of customers to the new look.

“We hope to see loyal fans of McDonald’s coming to enjoy what they know and love, as well as some new potential customers being enticed by the inviting look and feel.”

Footballer’s American move

A BROUGHTY Ferry footballer is set to make the move across the Atlantic after securing a soccer scholarship in the United States.

Daniel Grossi, who until recently played for Arbroath FC’s under-19s has committed his future to the King Tornadoes team at the King College in Bristol, Tennessee.

He will be coached at the university by an ex Dundee FC apprentice, Daniel McBride, who has been living and coaching at King College.