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Police searching for missing man who has 'jumped or fallen' into Royal Victoria Dock; The man was last seen swimming towards the dockside before disappearing.

Byline: Angie Quinn

A man has disappeared after either jumping or falling into the Royal Victoria Dock from the Royal Victoria Bridge.

Officers were called at around 3pm on Saturday, May 25 and attended theEast Londonlocation alongside other emergency services but couldn't locate the man.

He was last seen surfacing above the water for a short period of time and was able to swim towards the dockside.

Despite two brave members of the public entering the water to try and help the victim he went under the water and hasn't been seen since.

The two people were not harmed in trying to save the man.

A thorough search was carried out by the Met's Marine Policing Unit but sadly they didn't catch a sighting of the man.

The Met Police have stated arrangements are currently being made for a dive team to carry out further searches.

The identity of the man is not yet known and the incident is not believed to be suspicious.

A spokesperson from the Met Police said: "Police were called at around 3pm on Saturday, May 25, to a man having jumped or fallen into the Royal Victoria Dock from the Royal Victoria Bridge.

"The man was seen to surface for a short period and swim towards the dockside, where two members of the public entered the water to try to assist him.

"However, the man went under the water and has not been seen since. The two members of the public were not injured.

"Emergency services attended the location, and a thorough search of the dock was undertaken by officers from the Met's Marine Policing Unit without any further sighting of the man.

"Enquiries continue to establish the identity of the man, and arrangements are being made for a dive team to carry out further searches.

"The incident is not believed to be suspicious."

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