Rescue operation launched after car ends up in Cumbrian river

A major search is underway in Kendal after reports of a man being swept into the River Kent in his car.

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Emergency services search River Kent for missing man

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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.

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