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Elderly woman rescued from River Avon with possible hypothermia

Rescuers used an inflatable raft to reach the woman. Credit: Avon Fire & Rescue

A woman in her seventies has been rescued from the River Avon in Bristol.

Firefighters, police, paramedics and the RNLI joined forces this morning after reports of a woman at the Cumberland Basin.

Rescuers used an inflatable raft to paddle to the woman, who was found on a mudbank near Bedminster Bridge.

She was hospitalised with suspected hypothermia.

Safety railings to go up beside the River Avon in Bath

Temporary railings beside the River Avon will be replaced with permanent ones Credit: ITV News

Permanent railings are being installed along part of the River Avon in Bath today.

It comes after a number of deaths in the river in recent years. Most recently Sam Amin, who drowned in the river after a night out with friends in the city in September. He was the fourth person to die in the Avon in 2014.

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Woman rescued from the River Avon in Bath

Pulteney Weir in Bath earlier today Credit: ITV News

Fire crews have rescued a woman from the River Avon in Bath. They were alerted by police at 6am this morning who spotted the woman, who is in her 20s, clinging to a small island to the south of Pulteney Weir.

They used an inflatable rescue sled to take her to dry land where she was met by paramedics who administered first aid and took her to hospital.

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Police divers find suspected WWII bomb in Bath

Divers have found what may be an unexploded bomb on the bed of the River Avon in Bath.

The mystery object was spotted in the river by Environment Agency workers who had been scanning the riverbed near Argos, by the junction of Upper Bristol Road and Midland Road.

Photos are being taken of the object by police divers. The bomb squad will then examine the images to decide if they are a bomb and act accordingly.

Avon and Somerset police officers are assisting at the scene.

No roads have been closed while the investigation takes place

Man who died in river named as Christopher Taylor

Christopher's body was found in the River Avon on Thursday. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police have named a young man who died in the River Avon in Bath as Christopher Taylor.

The 21 year old was a chemistry student at the University of Bath. His body was found on Thursday after cries for help had been heard early that morning.

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