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Two people rescued from van in the River Avon

The van in the River Avon (CREDIT: Avon Fire and Rescue Service)

Two people have been rescued from a van that went into the River Avon in Bristol this morning (30/12)

Crews from Avon Fire and Rescue Service - including water specialist units - were called to the scene at the A370 York Road just after 7am. 

Police and the South Western Ambulance Service, along with a HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) team were also in attendance. 

While the rescue operation took place, the road was closed in both directions for a short while, but has since re-opened. 

The driver and other occupant were checked over by paramedics once rescued, but we're told they weren't hurt. 

Meanwhile on social media, Temple Meads fire station have been paying tribute to one firefighter who attended the incident before leaving the Service. 

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