River search goes on for missing student Megan

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SPECIALIST police divers were due to continue searching the River Ouse today as efforts go on to find missing Wetherby student Megan Roberts.

The regional underwater search unit yesterday searched the river in the area around Lendal Bridge in York, where the 20-year-old was last seen on CCTV at around 2.20am last Thursday. Teams also conducted a land search along the banks on both sides of the river between Naburn and Scarborough Bridge in the city.

Megan Roberts.

Megan Roberts.

Police say “the strongest and most probable line of enquiry” is that she fell into the River Ouse while heavily affected by alcohol.

Megan, a York St John University student, has been missing since the early hours of Thursday after going on a night out with friends. North Yorkshire Police, who have been investigating her disappearance since Monday, now say the chances of her being found alive are “increasingly remote”.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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