An underwater dive team from Avon and Somerset Police is on its way from Bristol to Bridgnorth to help search for a swimmer who went missing last night.
They will concentrate on a 100-metre stretch close to where the man was last seen near the old rowing club along the River Severn.
Experts say the water is 15 feet deep in places with strong currents.
"Police officers resumed the search at first light today and a police dive team from Avon and Somerset is travelling to Bridgnorth to assist.”
Police have previously warned of the dangers of swimming in rivers, quarry pools and lakes during the hot weather.
“We would again urge people not to be tempted. Such waters may appear inviting but can be extremely dangerous, often with strong currents or hidden obstacles”.
Police say a 20-year-old man from the West Midlands is missing in Shropshire after he "got into difficulty" while in the River Severn with friends last night.
A full search was carried out last night and suspended due to poor light. It resumed again early this morning.
The search for a man last seen near the River Severn in Bridgnorth has resumed this morning.
The man was said to be last seen near the old Rowing Club yesterday evening.
Despite police, fire brigade, ambulance and volunteers from the Severn Area Rescue Association attending the area and conducting a detailed search to locate the male he has yet to be found.
His family have been informed and efforts to find him are ongoing.
The search for a swimmer seen in difficulties in the River Severn in Bridgnorth is due to resume this morning.
The man was said to be last seen near the old rowing club yesterday evening.
West Midlands Police called off the search last night after it became too dark to see.
Searches for a man - reportedly seen in the River Severn in Bridgnorth in Shropshire have ended.
Emergency crews were called out to an area near the old Rowing Club at around 5:30pm.
West Midlands Ambulance say no-one was found - and that crews were stood down because there was no daylight left.
The Environment Agency has predicted a significant rise in water levels coming down the River Severn in the next 48 hours.
It is therefore swiftly making preparations for the flood barriers to be deployed at 9pm tonight.
Police cones will be deployed on the Wharfage as soon as possible to enable the bungs to be put in the gulleys.
The Wharfage will be closed to traffic from 8pm.
Police are searching the River Severn in Shropshire after a woman was reported missing.
The search was launched at around 8pm yesterday in Telford Way in Shrewsbury.
West Mercia Police confirmed that the missing person was classified as 'high risk.'
All the pews are propped up on plastic vegetable boxes at the St Denys Church in Severn Stoke. The recent flooding has forced the church to move its carol service next Sunday (9 December) to the pub next door.
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