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Adverse conditions force search for missing Skipton man to be postponed

River searches for missing man, Rory Johnson have been postponed today (Tuesday 24 November 2015), following a safety assessment by the Regional Underwater Search Team based.

Adverse weather conditions and the current level of the river Ure have made it unsafe to continue today.

An assessment will be made again tomorrow morning by the Underwater Search Team, to determine whether it is safe for searches to go ahead.


Rory’s family have been made aware and are being supported by specialist police officers.

The investigation is continuing today with officers following up enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage.

Police are appealing for anyone who recalls seeing Rory or someone matching his description in York on Thursday evening or Friday to contact them.

Rory is white, aged 29, 5ft 11in tall, slim build, with short blond hair. He was wearing a round-neck black top, blue jeans and white and navy trainers.

Anyone who can help is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12150207141.

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