A DESPERATE search is underway today after a person is thought to have been swept by a river during flooding.
Emergency services were called to Gloucester Docks at 11.25am today following reports someone was in difficulty.
A police spokesman said: “A search involving officers, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, the National Police Air Service and the Severn Area Rescue Association is currently underway in the Castlemeads area.
“A road closure is currently in place at Westgate Island to help with traffic management whilst searches are conducted. No further information is available at this time.”