Missing Brecon man named

Dyfed Powys Police and Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are searching for 54-year-old Steven Moore who's believed to have fallen into the River Usk near Brecon.

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River search for missing 54-year-old man postponed

Emergency services have postponed their search for a 54-year-old man believed to have fallen into the River Usk at Llanfaes Bridge in Brecon.

Rescuers say they must wait for the swollen and fast-flowing waters to subside before carrying out further searches along the riverbank.

This river is extremely dangerous at the moment, and only suitably trained personnel have been carrying out searches along a six-mile stretch. We are in the process of informing his family members and will keep them updated of our progress to locate him. But for the time being we’re having to postpone any further searches of the River Usk.

– Inspector James Davies, Dyfed Powys Police

The search has involved teams from Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue, Brecon Mountain Rescue and an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter since the alarm was raised in the early hours of this morning.

Police have been carrying out inquiries in the town to see if they can locate the missing man as there is still a chance he might not have fallen into the water.

Rescuers hunt for missing 54 year old in the River Usk

Dyfed Powys Police have confirmed the rescue operation for a missing man, thought to have fallen into the River Usk, is ongoing.

A 54-year-old local man is believed to have fallen into the river near Llanfaes Bridge, Brecon in the early hours of the morning.

At the moment the emergency services are co-ordinating an urgent search of the river and surrounding areas.

As you can imagine with the rainfall we’ve seen recently, the river is moving very quickly, so we are concerned for his safety if he has gone in to the water.

– Inspector Eric Evans

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