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River search continues in York for missing student Megan
4:48pm Friday 31st January 2014 in News
THE search for missing student Megan Roberts is to continue over the weekend with divers and high-tech equipment.
The dive team has now scanned the river using specialist sonar equipment from Lendal Bridge, in York, near to where Megan was last seen, to Naburn, four miles downstream.
Their operation was supported by the fire and rescue service, who conducted a surface water search by boat.
Sergeant Steve Birss, head of the underwater search and marine unit, said divers were working with “nil visibility” under the water, and in bitterly cold conditions.
Megan is a 20-year-old student at York St John University who was last seen on CCTV on the corner of Rougier Street and Lendal Bridge at around 2.20am on January 23.
She had been on a night out in the city centre with friends. Police believe that Megan, affected by alcohol, somehow entered the water.
Anyone with information that can help police is urged to phone 101 and select option one to pass information to the force control room.
The appeal to trace Megan is also being supported by the charity Missing People. Information from the public - or from Megan herself - can be passed on free of charge and in confidence by calling 116000.
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