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River search for missing fisherman on Norfolk Broads

A stretch of the River Yare at Cantley in Norfolk is being searched after a fisherman went missing. Credit: Simon Wright / ITV News Anglia

Coastguards, police and Broads Authority wardens are searching for a suspected missing person along the River Yare at Cantley in Norfolk.

It follows the discovery of abandoned fishing gear on the bank at Cantley moorings.

It's thought a man was last seen crossing the river in a dinghy during the evening on Bank Holiday Monday.

The fisherman was last seen crossing the river in a dinghy on Bank Holiday Monday. Credit: Simon Wright / ITV News Anglia

Safari tours of the Norfolk Broads by kayak

The RSPB is organising a series of safaris in kayaks on the Broads in Norfolk.

The RSPB is organising a series of safaris in kayaks on the Broads in Norfolk.

The idea is that you combine a bit of healthy exercise with the chance to see at first hand the wildlife on offer.

Over the next few weeks, Martin Rendle will be involved in organising a series of guided kayak tours along the River Yare and adjoining broads around the RSPB's Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

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Sir David Attenborough supports campaign to create £1 million Suffolk nature reserve

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

Sir David Attenborough is urging people to support a campaign to raise £1 million and create a giant nature reserve on the Suffolk Broads.

The new reedbed would be the largest in the Broads and include several wet habitats for rare animals and plants.

"England's wildlife is under great and ever growing pressure. It is vital that we restore our land on a landscape scale so that it can support more wild plants and animals.

Please help Suffolk Wildlife Trust rescue this precious corner of East Anglia and bring back wildlife in all its splendour. By giving generously you will be investing not just in wildlife but in the happiness and fulfilment of thousands of people now and in the future."

– Sir David Attenborough, President Emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts
The new reedbed would be the largest in the Broads. Credit: Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Find our more about the Suffolk Wildlife Trust here.

Officers thank stag party who helped push police car out of the mud

A stag party of 16 men helped Norfolk Police who were stuck in the mud on the Broads. Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police have used social media to thank a 16-strong stag party who help them push a police vehicle and boat trailer out of the mud on the Norfolk Broads.

The Broads Beat truck and boat trailer became stranded at the weekend until the men stepped in to help.

Police officers said on Instagram: "We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to this stag party of 16 who helped our Broads Beat officers in their moment of need! They all mucked in to help."

Norfolk Police thanked the stag party for helping out in 'their moment of need' Credit: Instagram/Norfolk Police

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