EMERGENCY services were unable to find a man after he jumped into the water near The Oracle, it has been revealed.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were all called to Gun Street shortly after 5pm on Friday afternoon.

Members of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) were asked to assist with the rescue.

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The man was captured leaving the water on CCTV after specialist water rescue teams were deployed to the scene.

A spokesman for RBFRS said: "We received reports from Thames Valley Police of a man in the River Kennet, near Gun Street, Reading.

"Crews from Wokingham Road and Whitley Wood were sent to the scene, along with the multi-role vehicle from Maidenhead.

"We were called to rescue the man from the river. Prior to undertaking the rescue, the man was seen leaving the water on CCTV, so crews stood down.

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"Firefighters were on scene for approximately an hour."

At around 6pm, more police vehicles arrived, along with paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service.

Thames Valley Police confirmed they were called to deal with a fear for welfare incident on Friday afternoon.

However, despite extensive efforts and the assistance of security staff, visiting officers were unable to find the man.

SCAS was approached for a comment.