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.
The yacht was towed to Portishead Marina where it was handed over to the Portishead Coastguards.
Avon and Somerset Police opened up their headquarters in Portishead yesterday to celebrate 40 years of the force.
Three thousand people went to see the dogs and danger on display - and there was a surprise celebrity appearance too.
Adam Grierson reports:
One lane is blocked on the M5 northbound between J20 B3133 (Clevedon) and J19 A369 (Portishead).
A single vehicle accident has blocked lane one (of four) approaching the split level section.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have announced that Andrew Scott Ltd will be building their new lifeboat station at Portishead. The Port Talbot, South Wales company will begin work on the £1.9 million centre towards the end of March with work likely to last around 10 months.
Carol Vorderman will unveil a charity plaque in Portishead today.
It's part of the campaign aiming to raise two million pounds for the Linac Radiotherapy Appeal for Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.
The commemorative plaque will be show at the Mezze Restaurant who have made a commitment to help the appeal.
Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed a fire at a new training centre that was being constructed at Black Rock Quarry in Portishead was started deliberately.
Very soon after the fire was discovered, we began a detailed and thorough investigation. We brought in a forensic scientist with specific expertise in the field of arson to work closely alongside our own crime scene investigation and forensic teams to get to the root cause of the fire. Together, they have concluded that the building was deliberately set alight.
Our searches for forensic evidence have been carried out in the most meticulous way despite the devastation caused by the fire and our examination of the scene continues still. We are under no illusions about the scale of the task we face and are likely to remain at the scene for some time but we will do everything in our power to ensure that whomever is responsible is brought to justice.
Investigations into the cause of a fire which destroyed the new police firearms training centre in Portishead have begun.
Fire crews have put out the final hotspots at the Black Rock Quarry site, which had been burning for 13 days.
An anarchist group has claimed responsibility for starting the fire.
Heavy duty equipment is to be brought in to help tackle a fire that broke out a week ago at the police firearms training centre in Portishead.
One crew remains at the scene dealing with hot spots. It's hoped the developers will provide specialist equipment to lift the collapsed roof, allowing firefighters in to deal with the small fires still burning.