A rescue operation has been launched on the Thames after a man apparently jumped off Westminster Bridge.
Emergency services rushed to the bridge, in Southwark, following reports that a man had “entered the water” just after 7pm on Thursday.
Tower RNLI lifeboat crews and a police helicopter were also drafted in to help with the search.
Images posted on social media showed police cars on the bridge, which was taped off to traffic.
A statement posted by Westminster Police on Twitter read: “Police are dealing with a male who has entered the water from Westminster Bridge. @MPSonthewater are working to trace and rescue this male.”
The bridge re-opened just after 8.30pm, however, the man had not been found, Met Police said.
Loads of blue flashing police cars on Westminster Bridge pic.twitter.com/cEoP1koYgv— Millie (@MillieeFitz) March 30, 2017
In a separate incident, emergency services were called to reports of a woman falling into the river from the south east corner of Westminster Bridge on the same day.
She was recovered safely and placed in NHS care.