Police are trying to find a man spotted swimming in a flooded river today amid fears for his safety.

The man was pictured in the water in Salisbury in Wiltshire at approximately 9am on Friday.

A police spokesman said: ''The man was spotted by a number of members of the public in the river opposite Wiltshire College at approximately 9am.

''The current is very strong and although we believe the man may be an experienced swimmer, we have serious concerns about his safety. 'If you know who the man is, or if you believe the man pictured is you, please could you make contact with us via 101 or 999 to confirm you are safe and well. 'We would also like to strongly advise any other members of the public against swimming in the river at this time due to the dangerous conditions.''