Police are searching for a person who jumped into the Waikato River this afternoon.

Rescuers are responding to reports that came in about 2.45pm of a person who had jumped from the Claudelands Bridge.

A police spokeswoman said it was not known if the person was a man or a woman.

They were seen struggling in the water, before going under, she said.

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Police were at the scene.

More soon.