Rescue crews have scaled down their search for a man who disappeared while swimming in a river in Cornwall.
Coastguards in Falmouth confirmed they had scaled back their search for Kristian Selman, 36, who was last seen in the Helford River shortly after 6.30pm on Wednesday.
A coastguard team is out searching the shoreline north of the Helford River in Falmouth. Lifeboats and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose were called out last night after a woman reported hearing shouts from a man in the river. The search was scaled back because of the darkness and has now resumed.
The search for a person heard crying for help near the Helford River in Falmouth is being scaled back this evening due to darkness. Coastguard teams, lifeboats and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose had been searching the river after a woman reported hearing the shouts of a man.
The River Helford, near Falmouth, is continuing to being searched this evening following reports of a man crying for help. Two RNLI lifeboats and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose are involved. Three coastguard teams, each around eight strong, are searching the river banks and coastal path.
Dozens of people are involved in a search for a man heard crying for help in the River Helford, near Falmouth. Three coastguard teams, two RNLI lifeboats and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose are involved in the search.
The report was made just before 7pm by a member of the public from a beach near Glebe.
A major search operation is under way near Falmouth tonight after a man was seen calling for help in the Helford River. A helicopter from RNAS Culdrose and two lifeboats are at the scene after the reports came in just before seven this evening.
A campaigner says that more than eighty old barges should be given legal protection. The hulks were stranded on the shore of the river severn at Purton in Gloucestershire more than a century ago so that silt would collect around them and strengthen the banks, protecting the nearby canal.
Now, though, they are slowly rotting away, but are also being targetted by vandals. Ken Goodwin reports.