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RNLI rescue man in yacht from Bristol Channel

A lifeboat crewman was forced to jump into the Bristol Channel to rescue a man whose yacht had run aground.

The man got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon in the strong winds off Clevedon beach.

When crews arrived, there was only one metre of water around the yacht so a crew member had to get out and swim to it to tow it out of danger.

It soon became clear that yacht was in serious danger of being turned on to its side. It was clear that the yacht was now crashing down directly on the sea bed. The volunteer crew had to work quickly and professionally to decide the best way to assist the person on the yacht. This was going to be a tricky manoeuvre for the volunteers.

– Dave Herbert, Lifeboat spokesman

The yacht was towed to Portishead Marina where it was handed over to the Portishead Coastguards.

Broadchurch winner at TV BAFTAS

Broadchurch was filmed in West Bay in Dorset and Clevedon in North Somerset Credit: ITV

ITV's hit drama Broadchurch has had tremendous success at the TV BAFTAS.

Broadchurch, which was filmed in West Bay in Dorset and Clevedon in North Somerset, won three awards at last night's ceremony.

Olivia Colman was named best leading actress, David Bradley best supporting actor and the show won best drama series.


Body of middle-aged man pulled out of ditch in Clevedon

Police at the scene in Clevedon where a body was found in a ditch Credit: ITV West Country/Adam Grierson

Police have pulled the body of a middle-aged man out of the water in Clevedon.

The body was discovered in a ditch on Strode Road by a member of the public. Avon and Somerset police continue to investigate. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police search teams in Clevedon after discovery of body

Underwater police search teams are carrying out an investigation in Clevedon after the discovery of a body in a ditch.

Emergency services were called to Strode Road in Clevedon after being alerted by a member of the public.

Avon & Somerset Police have launched an investigation and the body is due to be recovered this afternoon. The death is being treated as unexplained.


One Direction talk about filming on Clevedon Pier

A still from One Direction's new video, "You and I" shot on Clevedon Pier Credit: One Direction

Boy band One Direction have given their first interview about their video shoot on Clevedon Pier.

The stars caused hysteria amongst fans when they filmed for their music video, "You and I" at the famous landmark in March.

We'll be showing the interview on ITV News West Country at 6pm

Rumours of One Direction in Shepton Mallet denied

Avon and Somerset Police have denied that One Direction will be filming in Shepton Mallet tomorrow.

The boy band have been in Somerset recently - last week in Clevedon where they filmed part of their latest music video on the town's pier.

On Twitter the Avon and Somerset force said rumours that the music stars are planning to be in the region again are untrue.

Clevedon Pier re-opens to public after One Direction finish filming.

The ornate Victorian Pier was the backdrop to One Direction's new pop video. Credit: ITV West Country

Clevedon Pier is re-opening to the public after being closed for two days for pop stars One Direction.

Hundreds of fans descended on the town after hearing that Harry Styles and his pals were making a video on the landmark.

The pier's trustees said it was shut to the public due to an exceptional fundraising opportunity.

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