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Police cordon set up on Tonbridge High Street with rescue boats and ambulances spotted

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Original article from Kent Live

There is a continued emergency service presence in Tonbridge today, believed to be connected to a missing person investigation.

Residents in the town spotted the emergency services at around 9.30am this morning close to Pizza Express and the River Medway (Saturday, August 21).

It's believed the teams are continuing in the search for a missing pensioner.

Read more: Huge emergency response in Tonbridge as rescue teams search river for missing man

Photos taken from witnesses in Tonbridge today show a police van as well as a van from Kent Fire and Rescue Service that has a boat on a trailer attached behind.

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A cordon has also been set up in front of the vehicles.

Another photos shows an ambulance at the roundabout near to Poundstretcher at the other end of the High Street.

Teams were first seen back on Wednesday evening (August 18) near the river, between the swimming pool and the park.

Locals reported seeing emergency services and scuba divers at the scene.

Other emergency services were spotted in the Poundland car park, as well as the Canoe Club car park, which is further along the river.

The focus of the search appears to be in the river itself, with frogmen also seen in attendance as well as a helicopter and a drone overhead which were used to gain an aerial vantage point.

An ambulance was spotted at the other end of Tonbridge High Street

Specialist Water and Sonar team members from Kent Search and Rescue were deployed yesterday for the third consecutive day as they assist in the search for the missing person (Friday, August 20).

A spokesperson for Kent Police previously said: "Police officers are currently in the area of the River Medway in Tonbridge town centre in connection with a search for a missing person."

Kent Police has not yet confirmed if the emergency services in Tonbridge today have been deployed to continue with the search.

KentLive has approached the force for comment.

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