Urgent search for man who 'fell from boat into freezing canal'

Emergency vehicles at the scene last night (Picture: 999 London/Google)A search is underway for a man who is believed to have fallen from a boat into a canal in London.

Urgent search for man who 'fell from boat into freezing canal'
Emergency vehicles at the scene last night Emergency vehicles at the scene last night (Picture: 999 London/Google)

A search is underway for a man who is believed to have fallen from a boat into a canal in London.

Police were called at 7.04pm last night to the River Lea waterway near the Lea Bridge in Hackney.

Temperatures in the capital dropped to below zero last night with the man still not found.

A police spokesman confirmed this morning that the search remains ongoing, saying a marine unit has been deployed to try and find him.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement last night: ‘Police called at 7.04pm after a man was reported to have fallen from a boat into the River Lea canal near the A104/ Lea Bridge #E5.

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‘Specialist units have searched extensively for the male, who has so far not been found.

Search for man who fell into canal Ambulances at the scene (Picture: @999London) Search for man who fell into canal Picture: London999 The search continued this morning (Picture: London999)

‘Work to locate him is ongoing.

‘Police remain at scene. ’

Ambulances were pictured at the scene last night

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