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Police and fire crews in river search for 'high-risk missing man' in Shrewsbury

Police and fire crews have been scouring the River Severn in Shrewsbury in their search for a 'high-risk missing person' who was reported missing after a night out.

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Police and fire crews were on the banks of the River Severn during Monday

Nathan Fleetwood, 21, was last seen in the early hours of Sunday having left Albert's Shed in Shrewsbury town centre.

The emergency services maintained a large presence in the Quarry park, near the Kingsland toll bridge, during Monday, with West Mercia Police searching a number of areas around the town centre. River rescue teams were also piloting a boat in the river.

A crowd of young people was also watching on anxiously for much of the day as a motorboat with a crew of three seemed to be carrying out a search pattern on the river.

By the Kingsland toll bridge in Shrewsbury

Police at the scene did not wish to comment.

The police appeal said: "Nathan was last seen at around 2.30am [on Sunday] after he left Albert's Shed in Shrewsbury town centre.

"He is described as having short blonde hair and was wearing a white t-shirt with a black hoodie, and black jeans and white Nike trainers.

"Anyone with any information that could help find Nathan, please call 999."

Nathan Fleetwood

The West Mercia Search & Rescue unit said: "Specialist search teams are en route to the Shrewsbury area to support West Mercia Police with a high-risk missing person."

Photographs show the fire service sent an engine and an incident support unit into the Quarry.

The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said officers were supporting West Mercia Police in an operation.

West Mercia Police has been approached for further information.

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