Emergency services search for a man believed to have fallen into the River Rothay

POLICE are currently searching for a man who is believed to have fallen into the River Rothay at Ambleside.

A multi agency search is underway, with officers being supported by the Fire service, Coastguard, RAF, Langdale Mountain Rescue team and Lake Wardens from Lake Windermere.

The emergency services were alerted by a member of the public at 2.25pm.

Police are urging people not to enter the local rivers or lakes as the water is very fast moving and dangerous.

A Cumbria Fire spokesperson said the man had fallen into the part of the river near Ambleside Football Club.

More details to follow.

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