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Emergency services called out to search for man seen acting suspiciously on the Flintshire Bridge

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Jan 9th, 2016.

Coastguard rescue teams from Flint and Wirral along with the Flint inshore lifeboat and a police helicopter joined a search for a male reported to be acting suspiciously on the Flintshire Bridge, Connah’s Quay this morning, Saturday January 9.

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Police helicopter based at Barton in Manchester joined the search

North Wales Police took reports of a man seen running across the bridge at 7.53am this morning.

Police and Coastguard rescue teams arrived at the bridge to carry out a search of the area, NPAS Barton, the Manchester based police helicopter joined in a search of the river Dee.

With the possibility this person may have jumped from the bridge into the river the Flint lifeboat launched and conducted a search under the Flintshire Bridge and 300m stretch either side.

The search was called off at 9;27am after nothing was found, police are now appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to call them on 101.

Screenshot from 2016-01-09 11:25:59

Picture courtesy of the Flint Coastgaurd

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