A couple in their 60s were swept down the River Avon in Bath today (9 March) after a husband dived into the water to rescue his wife who had fallen in.
They were both swept down the fast-flowing river, all the way down to near Churchill Bridge, before passersby managed to help them from the water.
Emergency services were called to the bridge at around 2pm where it appeared a woman had fallen into the water and her husband has then jumped in to rescue her.
The couple have both been taken to hospital suffering from shock and hypothermia.
Police are appealing for information into how a man who died in the River Avon came to be in the water.
The body has not yet been formally identified, but police say it is a man in his 20s.
Police say they want to hear from anyone who was near the Welsh Back by the Aqua restaurant late on the night of Friday 5 February who saw the man enter the water.
He added that although trips and falls do happen, people are "strongly advised" not to deliberately go into the water.
"The water at this time of year can be icy cold and can be very dangerous to even the young and fit."
“The cold water can really shock the body in a matter of seconds making it extremely difficult to swim or stay afloat."
A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the River Avon has been released on bail. A woman who was also arrested has been released without charge.
The body of the man, who was in his 20s, was recovered in Hanham near Bristol by the police's underwater search team on Wednesday 30 September.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the River Avon.
The man, who was in his 20s, was recovered in the Hanham area of Bristol by the police's underwater search team on Wednesday.
His death is being treated as unexplained - and police are keen to hear from anyone who was in Hanham near the river yesterday afternoon, who may be able to help.
The man and woman arrested are being questioned by police and remain in custody.
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.
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.
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.
A coroner has recorded a narrative verdict at the inquest into the death of Sam Amin, a teenager who died in the River Avon last year.
The 18-year-old student went missing after a night out in Bath. The cause of death was recorded as drowning.
The inquest into the death of a teenager from Bath begins today. 18-year-old Sam Amin's body was recovered from the River Avon in September. The student was reported missing after a night out with friends in the city centre.
Police divers investigating a possible World War II device on the bottom of the River Avon in Bath, say it has been revealed to be rubbish on the river bed.
The alarm was raised by Environment Agency workers scanning the river near the Argos Store by the junction between Midland Road and Upper Bristol Road.