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.Advertisement Advertisement
‘Specialist units have searched extensively for the male, who has so far not been found.Ambulances at the scene (Picture: @999London) The search continued this morning (Picture: London999)
Police called at 19:04hrs after a man was reported to have fallen from a boat into the River Lea canal near the A104/ Lea Bridge #E5.— Hackney Police (gov.uk/coronavirus) (@MPSHackney) January 6, 2021
Specialist units have searched extensively for the male, who has so far not been found.
Work to locate him is ongoing. Police remain at scene.
‘Work to locate him is ongoing.
‘Police remain at scene. ’
Ambulances were pictured at the scene last night
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