Chepstow River Wye search for man to resume

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  • Search centres round A48 bridge ove River Wye

8:10am

The search for the man seen falling into the River Wye near the A48 bridge in Chepstow is to resume today.

6:12pm

UPDATE: The search has been called off overnight, confirmed SARA Beachley station chairman Merv Fleming, due to lack of light.

5:05pm

SARA rescue boat on River Wye. PIC: Mark Hobbs

Free Press Series: SARA rescue boat on River Wye

 

Avon & Somerset Police helicopter during the search. PIC: Mark Hobbs

Free Press Series: Avon & Somerset Police helicopter

Gwent Police confirmed they are searching for a man who has fallen into the water from the Wye Bridge, Chepstow.

Gwent Police have been joined by the SARA rescue boat, Chepstow Coastguard and the Avon and Somerset police helicopter.

4:53pm

4:50pm

Scene of the search near the A48 bridge over the River Wye in Chepstow:

4:50pm

A SEARCH was launched this afternoon after someone was reported to be in the water near the A48 bridge over the River Wye in Chepstow.

Gwent Police say they were called at 2.50pm and that SARA, coastguard and helicopter are involved in the rescue attempt.

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8:15pm Tue 12 Feb 13

dodo777 says...

With tory cuts getting meaner and nastier with suicide is rising fast .Food banks are growing because of out of touch tory government .Get them out they are destroying peoples mental health and wellbeing .
With tory cuts getting meaner and nastier with suicide is rising fast .Food banks are growing because of out of touch tory government .Get them out they are destroying peoples mental health and wellbeing . dodo777

10:55am Wed 13 Feb 13

Markbusa says...

That`s not a SARA boat...it`s a South Wales Fire & Rescue boat.
That`s not a SARA boat...it`s a South Wales Fire & Rescue boat. Markbusa

4:06pm Wed 13 Feb 13

smokintheweed says...

dodo777 wrote:
With tory cuts getting meaner and nastier with suicide is rising fast .Food banks are growing because of out of touch tory government .Get them out they are destroying peoples mental health and wellbeing .
This isn't the place for you to peddle your pathetic political agenda. You have no proof of what has happened or whether the person that fell in the river did so deliberately.
[quote][p][bold]dodo777[/bold] wrote: With tory cuts getting meaner and nastier with suicide is rising fast .Food banks are growing because of out of touch tory government .Get them out they are destroying peoples mental health and wellbeing .[/p][/quote]This isn't the place for you to peddle your pathetic political agenda. You have no proof of what has happened or whether the person that fell in the river did so deliberately. smokintheweed

7:00pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Limestonecowboy says...

what a Dodo!
what a Dodo! Limestonecowboy

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