Emergency services have launched a major search operation on Kendal's River Kent after a man and his car were reported to be in the water.
Police, firefighters, ambulance crew and mountain rescue team members are currently scouring the river bank for the man who remains unaccounted for.
Police were alerted to the incident and called to Aynam Road in Kendal shortly before 4pm.
Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident at the River Kent in Kendal.
Police were called at 3:50pm to Aynam Road following reports a car had left the road and ended up in the river.
Emergency services are working to establish if anyone is in the water.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Any witnesses are asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and quote log number 117.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service has released details the M6 crash its team was called to yesterday.
It responded to a motorcycle collision in which a 59-year old woman suffered life-threatening injuries.
The GNAAS arrived on the scene at 12.30pm, where they provided emergency treatment before flying the patient to the Royal Preston Hospital.
The woman was described as 'critical' on arrival.
Newton Road, and the surrounding area, has reopened following a fire this morning.
Dozens of homes and offices were evacuated from the area, which was cordoned off, following fears that gas cylinders at the scene might explode.
However an expert has now deemed the streets involved to be safe, and all restrictions have been lifted.
Dozens of homes and offices have been evacuated from the area surrounding a fire in Carlisle.
Properties on Newton Road, including a nursery, were evacuated following fears that gas cylinders might explode.
Police have put a 200 metre cordon around the building, and the exclusion zone will remain in place until experts check that the acetylene cylinders there are safe.
Crews at the scene of the fire at Newton Road in Carlisle have described the situation as 'hazardous".
They say the 200m exclusion zone currently set up will remain in place until experts check that the acetylene cylinders there are safe. If overheated, they warn the cylinders could be like a "bomb going off".
A nearby nursery has been evacuated, alongside other neighbours, in attempt to get people a safe distance away from the building while firefighters work to extinguish the blaze.
It's a busy place with a number of businesses in close proximity. When acetylene is involved in a fire we need to put a 200m cordon in place so it was a busy workload for the two pumps who arrived first.
"Acetylene cylinders can be like a bomb going off if they are overheated so they are a dangerous projectile.
"It's been very hazardous. Lots of people, a crèche to evacuate and it's that window of opportunity to get people out quickly while we're extinguishing the fire."
A fire that broke on Newton Road this morning has closed many roads in the surrounding area. No one was injured.
No one has been injured in the fire at a business on Newton Road.
Newtown Road and roads immediately surrounding the area (Port Road, Infirmary Street, and Ashley Street) will be closed for approximately five hours.
Emergency services are continuing to deal with the situation.
Emergency services are currently dealing with a fire in Carlisle.
Police were called to the scene at Newtown Road at 10:56am today.
The road is currently closed, and motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Would you know how to react if your friend collapsed from too much drink or if a fire broke out in you living room? Those are just some of the scenarios children have been taught how to deal with at a safety event in the Scottish Borders.
Primary seven pupils from the region have also been learning about water safety, farm safety and ahead of the re-introduction of the Borders Railway, rail safety.
Jenny Longden reports.