Police have confirmed that they and other emergency services searched the River Tawe for a body this afternoon.

A huge emergency presence was seen outside the Pontardawe Inn this afternoon as police carried out a search of the River Tawe.

A statement just issued by South Wales Police confirmed that nothing was found.

An ambulance, first responder vehicles, a fire appliance, a water rescue unit and at least seven police vehicles were all on the scene outside the Pontardawe Inn.

South Wales Guardian:

Eyewitnesses at the scene reported men with torches searching off the bridge by Ynystawe and a police presence on the bridge at the Mond Valley Golf Club.

Emergency services were also in nearby Clydach.

Locals also reported seeing a helicopter searching the river area from above.

The incident is believed to have been resolved at around 8.15pm with emergency services reported to have left the scene.

"South Wales Police was called around 4.05pm today following reports of what was believed to be a body in the river near the Pontardawe Inn, Herbert Street, Pontardawe," said a police spokesperson.

"Emergency services conducted a search at the scene but were unable to locate anything.  It is believed that the call was made in good intent."