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River rescue operation called off

River rescue called off Credit: Avon and Somerset police

A search and rescue operation in Taunton has been called off.

Police say they were given incorrect information and reports a man had fallen into the River Tone were incorrect.


Woops! 4x4 driver says sat nav got him stuck on Somerset beach

The driver said his sat nav led him to the spot where he and his car got stuck. Credit:

A 4x4 car had to be rescued after getting stuck in the mud on Brean beach.

The driver from Gloucester said his sat nav led him there.

The high tide surrounded the vehicle and it got into difficulty. It was pulled out by a local farmer.


Firecrew rescues horse

Firecrew rescues horse/Photo Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have rescued a horse called Moose from a metal fence using specialist equipment.

They received a call from the owner at Church Lane, Toddington after Moose got his leg trapped.

In order to free him safely, Winchcombe fire service received specialised animal rescue equipment from Gloucester North fire station. In just over one hour, a total thirteen fire-fighters rescued the horse and he is now back to his fighting fit-self.


Child in dramatic sea rescue off Portland

A dramatic rescue unfolded at Chesil Cove at Portland tonight in front of scores of beach-goers after a child got into difficulties in the water. Coastguards say the six-year-old was taken to hospital in Dorchester after being stabalised by paramedics.

Dramatic sea rescue off Portland Credit: Dorset Media

Police and coastguards cleared part of the beach to allow the helicopter to land on the sloping beach. There were some hundred people on the beach enjoying the hot sunny evening.