Emergency services at river in March after man jumps off town bridge into the water - he is thought to be safe

PUBLISHED: 17:29 31 July 2019 | UPDATED: 18:01 31 July 2019

Family of man rescued from river in March say he 'self destructed'. Picture: CLARE BUTLER

Family of man rescued from river in March say he 'self destructed'. Picture: CLARE BUTLER

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Emergency services are at the town bridge in March after a man was seen to jump into the river.

A man has reportedly jumped into the river in March. Emergency services - including paramedics, firefighters and police - are on the scene. Picture: CLARE BUTLER.A man has reportedly jumped into the river in March. Emergency services - including paramedics, firefighters and police - are on the scene. Picture: CLARE BUTLER.

Police and ambulance services are at the scene and officers are seen to be trying to coax the man to come out of the water.

The man appears not to be in distress - one witness said he was "swimming about putting his thumb up to bystanders".

Our reporter at the scene said the man had appeared to move away from the bridge and further down the river but emergency service officers are thought to be close by.

A man jumped into the river in March. Emergency services - including paramedics, firefighters and police - were on the scene. Picture: CLARE BUTLER.A man jumped into the river in March. Emergency services - including paramedics, firefighters and police - were on the scene. Picture: CLARE BUTLER.

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A man jumped into the river in March. Emergency services - including paramedics, firefighters and police - were on the scene. Picture: CLARE BUTLER.A man jumped into the river in March. Emergency services - including paramedics, firefighters and police - were on the scene. Picture: CLARE BUTLER.

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