Police divers search Welsh canal in bid to find missing man

A search is being carried out in Chirk to locate a missing man
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Specialist divers have been deployed to a Welsh canal as part of an urgent search for a missing man. The operation is focused around the Chirk Marina area, with local residents being advised to keep clear of the scene.

The intensive search follows an incident that prompted emergency services to respond yesterday afternoon, reports North Wales Live. In a statement, North Wales Police said: "A search is being carried out in the Chirk area today to locate a missing man.

"Following the discovery of some property near the canal yesterday (Sunday, July 7th), the Underwater Search Team will be present along the Shropshire Union Canal in Chirk, near to the marina." Acting Inspector Rhodri Ifans said: "I am asking people to please avoid Chirk Marina today, and the footpath leading up to, and through the tunnel leading to Chirk Aqueduct to allow the specialist underwater search team to carry out their enquiries.

"I would like to thank the public for their continued patience and understanding and ask anyone with information to contact us via the website, or by calling 101."

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