Emergency services were called out late last night to carry out a search for a man in Bideford.

Emergency services were called to Bideford just before midnight. Picture: Matt SmartEmergency services were called to Bideford just before midnight. Picture: Matt Smart

Police, paramedics, fire engines and Bideford Coastguard were called out to Long Bridge just before midnight on Saturday (June 1),

A police spokesman said: "There was a male that we needed to speak to. He jumped off the bridge into the water and then was located safe and well."

Toby Davies, LPA Commander, tweeted about the incident.

He said:: "You wanted police, fire, ambulance or coastguard last night in Bideford? Sadly most crews were dealing with a selfish male who repeatedly sought to evade police by entering the estuary and goading staff. Units withdrew to prevent him putting himself (or others) at further risk. But I can assure you we will follow up this waste of emergency service time."More to follow