Heavy police, fire and ambulance presence at Trent Bridge

Emergency services are currently at Trent Bridge following concerns for someone’s safety.

Police cars, ambulances and fire engines are lined across one side of Trent Bridge on Friday, January 8.

Police were called to the scene at 5.17pm, following concerns that someone was in the water.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service are also at the scene.

Police officers are currently searching the area.

According to a police spokesman, officers have found no one in the water, but the search continues.

No roads have been closed as a result of the search.

Fire engines from Highfields and Newark are on the water with the Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB).

Sergeant Iain Blackstock from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Clearly these are very treacherous conditions and the water will be teetering on freezing temperatures.

“We have specialist search team at the scene doing as much as they can and we are utilising the force drone to be our eye in the sky.

“This enables us to work better than the human eye can in the dark and fog by using thermal imaging and other technologies.

“Our colleagues from the fire service are also using their specialist equipment and have been out on the water in a boat.

“We are working on the basis that someone has gone into the water and so we are determined to find them.”

Group Manager for the fire service Phil Revill, added: “The temperature of the water will be extremely cold and the survivability when entering is very low.

“We are working very hard at the scene with our partners, in some hope the search is successful.

“If you do ever see anyone in the water, please do not go in after them.

“Call the emergency services and try to keep sight of them so you can help locate them upon our arrival.

“If you ever find yourself in trouble when in water, please float on your back and call for help.”


Nottinghamshire Live – Local News