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Rescue teams search for man in the River Ribble

Posted on - 18th August, 2013 - 10:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News, Riversway

Rescue services have spent the evening trying to locate a man who got into difficulties on the River Ribble.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to a stretch of the river close to Maritime Way near Preston Dock at 7.16pm.

The coastguard and a lifeboat were also involved in the search.

A report had been made of a man in difficulty in the water.

Crews were stood down at 9pm and the police’s underwater unit will continue the search on Monday morning.

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