Fisherman falls into Grand River prompting a search and rescue

Fisherman falls into Grand River prompting a search and rescue
Search of Grand River to continue
A search and rescue is underway after a fisherman fell into the water of the Grand River near Erie Avenue in Brantford.

According to officials witnesses in the area saw the man struggling to get out of the water before losing sight of him down stream.

The fisherman is described is a white man, approximately 50, with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a toque and \”lumber\” style jacket.

The man is described as a white male in his fifties with grey hair and was last seen wearing a red lumber style jacket, red and black hip weighters, and a toque.

Brantford Police, Brant County OPP and the Brant County Fire Department are all working to find the fisherman.

Police, including the OPP underwater search and recovery unit, have been at the scene searching for the man into Monday.

Officials say they have not received any missing persons reports but are actively searching the river and river banks.

Rescue teams have called off their search for a man who was seen struggling in the Grand River Sunday.

Emergency officials are still searching for a fisherman who, police say, fell into the Grand River in Brantford and was seen sinking under the surface.

Police were called around noon Sunday after witnesses saw a man who was fishing near Erie Avenue fall into the water and become submerged.

Members of the Brantford Fire Department, police and an OPP underwater search and recovery unit searched the river Sunday but did not find any sign of the man. The search is continuing today.

The missing person is described as a white man, about 50 years of age, with grey hair. Police say the man was wearing a toque and "lumber" style jacket when he fell into the water.

Brantford police Insp. Scott Williams said the service hasn't received any missing persons report matching the man's description.

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