Man missing after river rescue bid
Friday 15 July 2011
A man is missing today after he got into difficulties when he went into a river to rescue his teenage daughter, according to police.
At about 8pm yesterday, Thames Valley Police were alerted to reports of the man, aged in his 50s, having entered the Thames at Cookham Lock, Odney Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
His daughter had managed to get out of the water but the man has yet to be found, according to a force spokeswoman.
A search by specialist police officers was carried out last night and is due to resume this morning.
The spokeswoman said: "Thames Valley Police officers were called at about 8pm to Cookham Lock after reports of a man in difficulties after entering the river.
"It's thought the man, aged in his 50s and local, went into the river to rescue his teenage daughter who was also in the river.
"The girl made it out of the river but the man is still to be found.
"Thames Valley Police search and rescue officers will continue searching the area in the morning."
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