Concern for Safety Appeal, River Aire, Higher Coach Road, Baildon

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Officers were called to the river near to the Bradford Rowing Club just after 3 this afternoon by a member of the public worried that a man had been cut off by the water.

The man is described as a white male, around 80 years old, wearing a flat cap, bright red coat, trousers tucked into boots and walking with a stick.

Sergeant Mark Hughes from the Shipley Patrol team said:

‘We are keen to speak to anyone fitting the description as above to check that they are fit and well.

‘Emergency services have been in attendance this afternoon carrying out patrols and CCTV enquiries to establish what has happened to this man.

‘There’s no suggestion that the man entered the water at this stage but we are keen to find this man to make sure they are okay.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or use the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting log 937 of 20 January

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