A man has died after being pulled from the River Avon near Bath’s bus station, after he was seen jumping into the water close to Churchill Bridge in the city centre.
Police confirmed to the Bath Echo that the man jumped into the water near Churchill Bridge at around 11.40am this morning.
A nearby boat owner was able to get to the man in the water, and performed CPR before the emergency services arrived.
Emergency crews pulled the man from the water, and he was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
The man was sadly pronounced dead at around 1pm.
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The specialist water rescue team based at Bath’s Fire Station was sent to assist at the scene.
Part of Churchill Bridge and the surrounding roads were closed while the man was rescued.
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