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Maldon: Footprints found by emergency services after person jumps from road bridge at river

22:38 02 September 2014

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The emergency services were called out to the A414 at Maldon on Tuesday night following reports that a person had jumped off a road bridge at the River Chelmer.

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The South Woodham Coastguard Rescue Team, West Mersea RNLI Inshore Lifeboat team, Essex Fire Service, police and the police helicopter were all called to the scene at about 6.30pm.

A spokesman for Thames Coastguard said that footprints were found in the area, which indicated the person had left the scene without help.

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