Police and rescue services were called after a 17 year old
local male who had been swimming in the River Wye at Bredwardine
got into difficulties and disappeared from sight. The incident
occurred yesterday (Tuesday, 2nd June) at approximately
5.45pm and the youth has not yet been named.
resources have been deployed, including the Air Unit, Dogs
and SARA and search teams, however the person has not yet
been found. The search continues.
Police have concerns with the hot spell we are experiencing
will make it tempting to swim in local rivers. All local
rivers, including the River Wye can be very deceptive and
have strong currents in which even the strongest of swimmer
can be overcome.