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Major search operation underway for missing person at Salford Quays

As tactical aid units continues to search the water, the cause of the incident is still currently unknown.

The Manc The Manc - 18th July 2021

Emergency services are undertaking a ‘major search operation’ following reports of a serious incident at Salford Quays.

Images from the scene show a large police response as hundreds of onlookers gather around the water.

According to Greater Manchester Police and Manchester Evening News, emergency services are searching for a 19-year-old male in the water.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has issued a statement, saying: “At 4.35pm we received the first of several 999 calls in relation to a person needing to be rescued from water in Salford Quays.

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“We have been searching the water for more than 30 minutes using fire service boats, divers and under water cameras – but we have not yet found the person.

“We continue to search the water supported by colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service.”

Greater Manchester Police have also released a statement: “At about 4.40pm on Sunday 18 July, officers were called over concerns for a man in the water at Salford Quays.

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“North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are also in attendance and the scene is ongoing.”

As tactical aid units continues to search the water, the cause of the incident is still currently unknown.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow.