Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A SEARCH will continue today (Wednesday) after a man is believed to have fallen into the River Great Ouse from the St Neots Town Bridge on Monday night.
Emergency services are searching for Jack Oxlee, 18, after the were alerted to a man falling in the river at 8.35pm on Monday.
Jack was last seen leaving his home in Phoenix Square, St Neots, at about 8pm on Monday.
He is described as white, 6’2’’, slim with shoulder-length dreadlocks and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a cream hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and a dark jacket.
Detective Sergeant Kath McCready said: “Jack’s family are very concerned for his welfare and we would urge anyone with any information as to his whereabouts to call police.”
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said that they searched downstream to Little Paxton until 11.30pm on Monday, when the search was handed over to Cambridgeshire police and the Spartan water rescue team.
The police helicopter, using heat sensors, was also called into the search.
The operation resumed yesterday with Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (Camsar), and members from the Midshires rescue team, joining the search team.
Inspector Kate Scott of Cambridgeshire police said an informant reported seeing a man jumping off the bridge. She added that an extensive search was carried out but no-one has been found.
A police spokesman said this morning (Wednesday) that enquiries continue.
INFORMATION: If you have any information call Cambridgeshire police on 101.