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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.

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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: Burnham-On-Sea.com

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.

Credit: Burnham-On-Sea.com
Credit: Burnham-On-Sea.com

Search and Rescue team awarded for bravery

Caught on camera... the RNLI and navy rescue teams reach the stricken French trawler, Le Sillon....The crew of the Naval helicopter are today being given bravery awards for their role in the dramatic night time rescue off Padstow. Five fishermen were rescued in the incident in February 2014,

Bravery award for team who saved five from shipwreck

A team of Royal Navy aviators from RNAS Culdrose is today receiving an award for its role in a heroic rescue off the Cornish coast.

The four aircrew from 771 Naval Air Squadron, will be presented with the ‘The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award’ for the ‘Le Sillon’ rescue, the second time in three years that the Search and Rescue Squadron has received it.

The four aircrew from 771 Naval Air Squadron will be presented with the ‘The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award’ for the ‘Le Sillon’ rescue Credit: Royal Navy

During the storms that hit the Cornish coast in February 2014, the Culdrose aviators launched a heroic night-time rescue operation to airlift five French fishermen from almost certain death as their vessel, ‘Le Sillon’, was wrecked off Trevose Head near Padstow.

Le Sillon was shipwrecked near Padstow Credit: Royal Navy
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