Oops - hot air balloon makes a splash in Bristol

A hot air balloon pilot found an unusual way to cool off in the hot weather - taking a quick dip in Bristol's harbourside.

The pilot had a near miss with the water on several occasions before finally landing with splash.

A crowd of onlookers gathered as the blue and yellow balloon precariously hovered above the floating harbour, many taking photos and videos on their phones.

But all was not lost as the skilled crew managed to swiftly raise the balloon after the wicker basket dipped into the water. As it came out of the harbour, people cheered as water pours from the bottom of the basket, before the balloon disappears once more into the sky.