A FULL scale search of the river at Culham failed to find a man who had supposedly gone into the water, police have said.


A large emergency services presence closed the bridge over the Thames where Tollgate Road meets Abingdon Road on Thursday afternoon.

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They were responding to reports a man had been seen in the river but Thames Valley Police spokesman David Marsh said nothing had been found.

The fire service had brought in its inflatable boat and ambulances were on stand-by but both were stood down when the search proved fruitless.

Officers left the scene and reopened the road at 5pm.