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Two rescued as car crashes into river in Bristol

Rescue scene Image copyright Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the two victims were taken to hospital for treatment

A man and a woman had to be rescued from a river after the car they were travelling in crashed through railings.

Emergency services were called to York Road in Bristol on Saturday just after 21:00 GMT after reports of "multiple casualties in the water".

The victims were taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary suffering from hypothermia and minor cuts.

The River Avon was searched by a police helicopter following fears other people may have been in the water.

No other casualties were found and a police inquiry into the circumstances of the accident is under way.

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