A citywide search for a man who reportedly fell into the River Thames in Oxford is continuing 24 hours on.

The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon (April 9) when a man in his 60s reportedly had fallen into the city’s waterway. 

Emergency services including police, fire and rescue and paramedics then all raced towards Osney, near Botley Road at around 1pm to help in the search.

Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service confirmed authorities were searching for a believed to have fallen in the river as four fire engines and a boat were deployed.

Oxford Mail: Emergency services raced to the River Thames in Oxford.Emergency services raced to the River Thames in Oxford. (Image: Ed Nix)

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A police helicopter and an air ambulance patrolled the air while emergency rescue rafts were deployed onto the river as several officers and firefighters scoured the water.

Not much is known about the missing man except his rough age and that it is believed that he was wearing a flat cap on the day.

Thames Valley Police released a short description of him late Tuesday afternoon.

Oxford Mail: Police officers have been guarding the River Thames in Oxford.Police officers have been guarding the River Thames in Oxford. (Image: Newsquest)

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A spokesperson for the force said: “The man is believed to be a white man in his sixties and wearing a flat cap.

“Members of the public will see a large presence of officers and other emergency services.

“If anyone has seen the man or may know who he might be we would ask them to please let one of our officers on scene know or to call 999 reference 43240161677.”

The Oxford Mail has approached Thames Valley Police for an updated comment.