Police say ‘nothing found’ after call made about person seen in river at Huntingdon

Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Hartford Road, Huntingdon. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Hartford Road, Huntingdon. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Police say “nothing has been found” after emergency services responded to reports of a person seen entering the River Great Ouse in Huntingdon.

The scene at Hartford Road, in Huntingdon. Picture: MIKE HUMPHREY

The scene at Hartford Road, in Huntingdon. Picture: MIKE HUMPHREY - Credit: Archant

Police, fire service, and ambulance crews were called shortly after 1pm to Hartford Road, with ‘in-water’ rescue crews from the fire service also in attendance.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said officers responded to reports that a person had gone into the river at Hartford and was not seen coming out. However, shortly after 4.15pm, the spokesman added: “Nothing has been found following the search for a person in the river at Hartford and officers have left the scene.”

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said that two crews from Cambridge and the rescue vehicle, one crew from Papworth and one crew from Huntingdon had attended following the initial call.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they were called at 1.07pm and sent one ambulance, our hazardous area response team, three rapid response vehicles and an ambulance officer.


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