Merseyside Police is this evening, Wednesday 20 July, continuing to carry out enquiries following reports that a 23-year-old man, Haydn Griffiths, has gone missing while swimming in the River Mersey off New Brighton at around 10.30pm last night (Tuesday).
Haydn was last seen in the water at the Derby Pool, New Brighton, wearing dark-coloured swimming shorts, attempting to swim towards the windmills in the area.
An extensive search of the river was carried out last night and today by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency but Haydn was not found and the search has now been suspended.
Haydn is white, 6ft 1in tall, of athletic build with short blonde hair and blue eyes.
Enquiries remain ongoing to find Haydn. If you see him or have any information, please contact Merseyside Police via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, 101, quoting reference 22000518807.
Image: Haydn Griffiths