Police river rescue attempt

At least six police officers jumped into the River Avon in Bristol in a bid to rescue the occupants of a car. One woman inside the vehicle died but the other four occupants survived. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Police officers jump into river to rescue car passengers

At least six police officers are being treated in hospital after diving into a river in a bid to rescue the five occupants of a car which had crashed into the water.

One woman inside the vehicle died but the other occupants survived the incident in the River Avon in Bristol early today.

Police said at least six officers dived into the river in a bid to save the car's occupants and were later treated in hospital as a precaution.

A man and woman were rescued and are currently helping police with their inquiries.

Two other women who were also rescued are being interviewed as witnesses.

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