Man dies following river rescue


Mead Lane, Saltford

Fire crews were called out after reports were received of a man in the River Avon at Saltford.

Firefighters from Hicks Gate Fire Station attended the scene close to the Jolly Sailor pub. They were also assisted by crews from Bedminster and Bath who are trained in water rescue techniques and carry specialist equipment.

Once on scene firefighters found the man had been recovered from the water, so crews assisted the ambulance service in providing emergency medical care. An inflatable raft and safety boat was also used to ferry equipment to the scene.

The man was taken to hospital by air ambulance but sadly was later pronounced dead.

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