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Underwater Search to Take Place for Missing York Man Chris Baker

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8:02pm 5th January 2013

Police say they will begin searching the River Ouse tomorrow for missing York man Chris Baker.

The search has been delayed because of the high water levels in the river because of recent heavy rain.

29-year-old Chris of Albermarle Road was driving to work as an accountant for the City Healthcare Partnership at Hull Royal Infirmary when he suddenly abandoned his grey Renault Megane on Skledergate Bridge in York city centre at around 7.15am.

He then gestured to a woman in the car behind him before jumping over the wall of Skeldergate Bridge into Tower Gardens, on the banks of the River Ouse. He has not been seen since.

Officers have been making enquiries in an effort to locate Chris since his disappearance but, unfortunately, their search had been hampered by the high river levels around and around York.

He is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, with a slim build and curly, dark brown hair. He was wearing a striped work shirt when he was last seen.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Please quote reference number 12120213721 when passing information about this incident

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