Helicopter searches for 'car floating in river' near Tadcaster

A police helicopter was searching over the River Wharfe this afternoon following reports that an upturned car was floating downstream.

Thursday, 14th December 2017, 8:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th December 2017, 8:30 pm
A view of the River Wharfe from Tadcaster. Pic: Google.

Firefighters from Tadcaster were called out to help police officers shortly after 3pm.

They looked for the car for two miles without finding the vehicle before a helicopter and drone were used.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said that nothing was found.

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A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "A crew from Tadcaster has been called to assist Police search a stretch of the River Wharfe after reports of an upturned car floating downstream.

"A full search of a 2 mile stretch of river was carried out but no vehicle located. Incident left with Police to search further using helicopter and a drone."