A FORMER Royal Marine has been named as the man who died in a tragic accident in Rhu on Sunday.

Chris Moses, 37, from Cardross, is understood to have been working as a tree surgeon at a property in the village when the tragedy happened.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the village's Artarman Road on Sunday, January 12.

Police Scotland said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Moses was a professional tree surgeon and ran his own business, working across Dunbartonshire and the west of Scotland.

He served in the Royal Marines for 13 years before leaving the armed services in 2018.

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He subsequently retrained as a maths teacher, and had worked at the Vale of Leven Academy in Alexandria since early 2019.

He was also the president of Helensburgh Amateur Athletics Club, and was a race director of the Babcock Helensburgh 10K.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We received a report of a sudden death at Artarman Road, Rhu, around 3.35pm on Sunday, January 12.

"A 37-year-old man has died and his death is being treated as non-suspicious.

"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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