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.
– Inspector James Davies, Dyfed Powys Police
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.
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.