A GRIEVING father has delivered a petition calling for a review of safety measures at the banks of the River Clyde.

Duncan Spiers and his wife Margaret, from Balornock, launched the petition in April, two years after the death of their son.

Christopher was just 28-years-old when he slipped at the banks of the River Clyde and drowned.

Following a night out in the city centre in January, 2016, Christopher was making his way home alone to his partner David’s home in Kinning Park when the tragedy unfolded.

Police officers made attempts to save the popular young man but were unable to as he drifted out into the water.

George Parsonage, on the Glasgow Human Society, recovered his body two days later.

Mr Spiers, 52, attended at Glasgow City Chambers to personally deliver his petition which has more than 1500 signatures.

As well as more police patrols at the water during peak weekend times and better CCTV coverage of the river, the family are also calling for better life-saving equipment.

Following the news of two more bodies being recovered from the Clyde over the weekend, the grandfather-of-four believes the changes are needed now more than ever.

As previously reported by the Evening Times, a 36-year-old man and 24-year-old Justin Conroy were found within 24 hours of each other on Friday.

Duncan said: “Every time they pull someone else out it just brings it all back.

“I went down to watch the CCTV footage of Christopher on the night he died and it has given me PTSD. I don’t want any other family to go through what we have.

“We have asked for signs to put up and ropes on the life belts.

Duncan explained: “When someone throws a life belt out to someone in need, if they don’t catch it you can’t really it back in. The lifebelts should have ropes attached to them.

“It’s shocking the amount of people who have died in the River Clyde.

“It’s sad that it’s taken us to have a tragedy to have something done about it.”

Following a report in the Evening Times detailing to tragic circumstances of Christopher’s death, hundreds of members of the public have seconded the family’s sentiments.

A number of politicians have pledged their support of the campaign including Bob Doris MSP and David Linden MP for Glasgow East.

The Clutha Bar and Riverboat Casino have also given it their approval.

Ivan McKee MSP said: “I’m very supportive of the Spiers’ efforts to improve river safety.”

The petition is expected to be presented to the Water Safety Group today but the response will not be reported back to Christopher’s family for a number of weeks.