Video: Police divers join search for missing York man

A police diver goes into the River Ouse. Photograph: YorkMix
2 Jul 2020 @ 1.28 pm
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Police divers were conducting a search of the river in York city centre again today (Thursday) as a missing persons operation continued.

Nick Gunnell, 55, was last seen around 11.20am on Tuesday morning (30 June) at his home address on Holgate Road in York.

Police say they are very concerned for his welfare.

An underwater search unit were stationed close to Lendal Bridge.

Two divers were going into the Ouse, supported by a police boat.

York Rescue Boat was also involved in the search.

The police underwater search unit by Lendal Bridge in York. Photograph: YorkMix
Nick Gunnell

Officers are appealing for anyone with information about Mr Gunnell’s whereabouts to get in touch.

He is

  • over 6ft tall
  • of slim build
  • with short, cropped grey hair.

Police now believe he may be wearing dark blue jeans, a blue V-neck jumper, blue lightweight quilted jacket and blue shoes with a white sole.

He is possibly wearing a baseball cap with a Leeds logo.

Anyone who has any information that could help to locate Mr Gunnell should call 999 for an immediate sighting or 101 with any other information quoting reference: 12200110795.