Police call off search for man who jumped into River Nene off Wisbech Town Bridge

POLICE have called off the search for a man who jumped off Wisbech Town Bridge into the River Nene on Monday. The man is now assumed dead, after officers found no trace of him following a second day on the river banks between Wisbech and Guyhirn. Police

POLICE have called off the search for a man who jumped off Wisbech Town Bridge into the River Nene on Monday.

The man is now assumed dead, after officers found no trace of him following a second day on the river banks between Wisbech and Guyhirn.

"Police searches have concluded for now," said a police spokeswoman this morning.

"There will be various people searches - lock keepers and the Environment Agency have been briefed on the situation."


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The man was watched jumping into the river at about 7.55am and heading downstream towards Peterborough.

Shortly after the incident police, firefighters, paramedics and Spartan Rescue lined the banks of the River Nene at Guyhirn, the direction of the tide at the time.

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Monday's nine-hour search was to no avail, but police returned to the banks yesterday in the hope they would find the man.

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