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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Tributes to victim of car river plunge

Friends have paid tribute to the mother-of-one, named locally as 22-year-old Namara Whisker, who died in the early hours of Saturday when the car she was travelling in plunged into the River Avon.

The former business studies student, from the Easton area of Bristol, was described as "the kindest person you could ever meet".

School friend Shawnika Sergeant, 22, said: "She was so pretty, bubbly and a special girl. I could not believe it when people started texting me. I have known her for so long, it is hard to take."

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