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Alert message sent 23/12/2019 12:19:00

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Appeal for public help as search continues of River Soar in Mountsorrel

Emergency services are continuing their enquiries in the Mountsorrel area after a report was received suggesting someone may have entered into the River Soar yesterday evening (Sunday 22 December).

Police received a call at 5.15pm from a member of the public who saw a light, which was described as looking like a head torch, and then the person falling into the river.

Police, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service along with the National Police Air Support (NPAS) unit attended the Waterside Drive area and began a search of the river but there was no trace of anyone.

Due to the time and lack of visibility searches were stopped and have resumed again this morning.

Boats from the police, LFRS and Water Safe UK, will be searching the River Soar around Mountsorrel today (Monday 23 December). NPAS is assisting officers on the ground.

Sergeant Chris Haines from the force’s tactical support team is in charge of the search operation. He said: “We would like to speak to anyone who was in the Waterside Drive area of Mountsorrel around 5pm and saw anything that may help us establish what has happened.

“The information we have received suggests that someone may be in the water, a light was seen and then disappeared in to the water. If you know anyone who swims in this area or is known to swim in open water please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 478 of 22 December.
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Jade Martin (Police,PCSO,Loughborough NL59)

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