Search for fisherman on hold in Brantford

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The search for a fisherman in distress on the Grand River has been called off for today, but Brantford police continues to investigate.

The Brantford Police Service, Brant County OPP, OPP underwater search and recovery unit, along with an OPP helicopter, remained in the area and on the Grand River Tuesday to search for the man seen in distress.

Police say the search efforts will be called off for today, however, the investigation remains open and will be re- evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for any information on a fisherman seen struggling in the water just after noon on Sunday, Nov. 4, near Erie Avenue and the Cockshutt bridge.

The fisherman is described as a white male, with grey hair, approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and lumberstyle jacket.

Brantford Police Service has not received a missing persons report involving a male as described above.

If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River near Erie Avenue while fishing, contact the Brantford Police Service.

Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.

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