Two people have been rescued from the mud in the River Avon in Bristol this afternoon in an operation which brought part of the city to a standstill.
The Fire & Rescue officer in charge at the scene told ITV News West Country that although both people were brought out safely it had been a very serious incident. Nigel Turner reports
A man and woman who became trapped in thick mud along the River Avon in Bristol have been rescued.
Traffic is building around the Bedminster Bridge area of Bristol as the emergency serviced try to rescue a man trapped in mud along the River Avon.
The emergency services are using a dinghy to reach a man trapped in mud along the River Avon in Bristol.
One man is still trapped in mud along the River Avon near Bedminster. Ambulances, fire crews and the police are at the scene.
A woman trapped in mud along the River Avon has been rescued. A man is still trapped.
Two people are trapped in mud along the River Avon under the Bedminster Bridge in Bristol. Fire crews and a crane are at the scene trying to winch them out.
Police are concerned about a 66-year-old man who has been missing since yesterday morning.
James Arthur went missing from the Philips Street area of Bedminster during the early hours. He was last seen at about 1.45am.
Concern is growing because he is known to depressed.
James is a black man, about 5ft 5ins of medium build. He has a bald head, brown eyes and is clean shaven. When he went missing he was thought to have been wearing a black knee-length coat, smart black trousers and brown shoes. It is possible he may be wearing a hat.
He may appear confused or dazed and may not be able to look after himself.
Anyone with information should contact police at Broadbury Road police station on 101.
Bedminster in Bristol is one of only two 'Portas Pilot' towns to see the benefits of joining the scheme.
Ten areas have seen a fall in the number of occupied shop units, according to a report.
The towns were awarded a share of the £1.2million High Street Innovation Fund, launched a year ago, as well as government support and access to retail guru Mary Portas following her review of the sector.
In Bristol, the A38 Redcliffe Hill is partially blocked due to flooding at the Bedminster Bridge roundabout