Search for missing Trowbridge man Kondwani Mwale continues

Emergency services have now spent more than 1,000 hours searching for a missing man from Trowbridge.

Kondwani Mwale, 24, was reported missing on 26 October.

Specialist officers from Avon and Somerset Police and Wiltshire Search and Rescue have since been deployed in an area of the River Avon near Warleigh Weir.

Specialist officers searching a section of the River Avon.

Kondwani is black, of athletic build and five foot nine inches tall. 

It is believed he is wearing black jacket, dark top, grey jeans and carrying a black backpack.

Friend Olivia Sladden, who has helped organise searches for Kondwani, said it felt like a "month" had passed since he was reported missing.

Kondwani was reported missing on 26 October.

"Its felt so long," she said.

"It’s really been hard, but we’ve been keeping ourselves going. At the moment, [we're] trying to cancel the emotions out and focus on the search."

In an update on 6 November, Wiltshire Search and Rescue said they had now spent more than 1,000 hours looking for the 24-year-old.

"Day 11 of the search in Bradford-on-Avon and, once again, we have been requested by Wiltshire Police to provide a significant amount of resource," a post on their Facebook page said.

Volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue have spent more than 1,000 hours looking for Kondwani. Credit: Wiltshire Search and Rescue

"Our volunteers have given well over 1,000 search hours to this incident so far - whatever the weather conditions.

"Emergency responders have an exemption from lockdown restrictions to travel and congregate."

If you have any information regarding Kondwani’s whereabouts, please call 101 and quote reference number 54200107780.