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Underwater search teams deployed after man falls from Runcorn Widnes bridge

Underwater search teams are looking for a man who fell from the Runcorn Widnes bridge at the weekend.

A statement reads :

At 4.35am on Saturday 18 March police received reports of a man acting suspiciously on the Runcorn/Widnes Bridge.

Officers swiftly attended the scene and tried to speak to the man, who was on the wrong side of the bridge. Shortly after their arrival, and despite the efforts of all those in attendance, the man has fallen from the bridge.

Extensive enquiries are ongoing in the local area – including air support and the underwater search team – in a bid to locate him. Mersey Road was initially closed but has since re-opened.

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