Major search of Carlisle river for missing man

A major air and land search of the River Eden in Carlisle is underway.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Bulmour in Northumberland is assisting.

They say they are looking for a man missing since Saturday.

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Search continues for missing father of two

Robert Heaton, 41, was last seen by his family on Friday afternoon, November 16, and reported missing on Saturday.

A fellow angler found a fishing rod and cap belonging to Mr Heaton along the banks of the River Eden on Saturday morning.

Police diving teams from Cheshire are in the River Eden today searching for clues to explain Mr Heatons disappearance.

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