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Blether with Brown: Superstar Lee saved by ghillie

Blether with Brown: Superstar Lee saved by ghillie

The River Tay has proved to be a fishing magnet for many famous sporting personnel.

Paul Gascoigne, Jack Charlton and Ian Botham have fished on it and so has Francis Lee the former Bolton, Manchester City, Derby and England star of the 1960s and 70s.

He won league championship medals with Manchester City and Derby, and scored more than 200 goals.

International-wise, he won 27 England caps and netted 10 goals.

Five years ago, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

However, right at the height of his glittering career, he nearly died on the Tay.

He was fishing from a boat near Dunkeld when it capsized and he was thrown into the river.

Local ghillie Callum Gillies witnessed his plight and swiftly made his move.

Lee was struggling in the water and looked like he was going to drown. However, Callum reached into the water and dragged Lee back into his boat, therefore, saving his life.

He went on to pursue his successful football career thanks to the River Tay ghillie who saved his life.

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