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Abingdon River Thames search for missing swimmer

Abingdon Lock Image copyright Mat Fascione
Image caption The River Thames is closed to all boat traffic between Abingdon Lock and Culham Lock

Police are searching the River Thames in Oxfordshire following reports of a missing man who got into difficulty while swimming.

Emergency services were called to the river near The Burycroft, off the A415, at Culham, Abingdon, at about 21:00 BST on Saturday.

Crews began searching the area overnight, Thames Valley Police said.

Some nearby road closures are in place and the river is shut between Abingdon Lock and Culham Lock.

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