Man, 42, drowns after falling into River Avon in Bath
- 12 April 2014
- From the section Somerset
A 42-year-old man has drowned after falling into the River Avon in Bath.
A member of the public called Avon and Somerset Police to say a man had fallen into the water by Norfolk Crescent at about 22:00 BST on Friday.
The unnamed man was pulled from the water and taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead.
A spokesman for the force said the area was cordoned off for officers to examine the scene.
Last year an 850-yard fence was installed along a stretch of the river to improve water safety following several fatalities.