The hunt for a missing Nuneaton grandad last seen fishing continues – with the community now joining in the search.
Roger Wheat, from the Higham Lane area of town, has not been seen since Tuesday (January 7) when he was fishing on the River Dove in Staffordshire.
Experts from Staffordshire Search and Rescue, Nottinghamshire Police’s Underwater Search Unit and the Environment Agency have been leading the huge search for the dad-of-two.
And now members of the public have joined them, according to police.
The grandad-of-one was last seen fishing from the riverbank near to Ellastone bridge at 2pm on January 7.
He was wearing a brown Barbour jacket, dark-coloured trousers and wellington boots.
DS Andy Curran, of Staffordshire Police, explained that the local community has joined the l arge-scale search operation, which is focusing on the river.
“Expert search teams are continuing to search the river,” DS Curran.
“We are grateful to the partner organisations assisting us and the kind offers of support extended to us by members of the public.
“We are keeping Mr Wheat’s family updated at this very difficult and distressing time.”
Anyone who has seen Mr Wheat or has any information which may help police should call 101 quoting incident number 329 of January 7.
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