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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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Officers back at work a day after river rescue bid

Police officers who dived in to rescue passengers from a car which plunged into a river yesterday, killing a mother-of-one, are back at work today.

Six members of Avon and Somerset Police were taken to hospital in Bristol after leaping into the chilly water at around 4:00am yesterday.

Police Inspector Paul Winship said: "The six officers were treated by medics for the effects of being in the water. As far as I am aware, they are back on duty today."

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