POLICE divers are going in to York's River Ouse to help in the search for a woman.

The divers were preparing to enter the water from a pontoon downstream of Lendal Bridge at just before 4pm today.

At the same time, York Rescue Boat was patrolling the river around Ouse Bridge.

Lendal Bridge, which was closed to traffic for several hours, reopened at just after 3.30pm.

As reported earlier, emergency services were called to the scene at lunchtime after reports of a woman going into the river from Lendal bridge at 12.10pm.