Person dies after being rescued from water at Keynsham Memorial Park

A person has died after being rescued from the water at Keynsham Memorial Park in Bristol. Emergency services were called to the park on Tuesday, January 3 to rescue the person from the water.

Avon and Somerset Police were called to reports that a member of the public had seen a person in the water at the park. Avon Fire and Rescue service also attended the incident to bring the person to shore.

The ambulance service sadly pronounced them dead at the scene. A spokesperson for the police force said the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

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The spokesperson said: “A member of the public called us at 11.55am today (Tuesday 3 January) to report they had seen a person in the water at Memorial Park, in Keynsham. Emergency services attended the scene and the fire service brought the person to shore.

“Sadly, the person was pronounced deceased at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time. Officers will be making enquiries on behalf of the coroner to identify the deceased and their next of kin.”

A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to Keynsham Memorial Park by police at 12:03pm today (Tuesday 3 January) with a request for our support to rescue a person in the water. Crews from Kingswood and Bedminster attended the incident and firefighters recovered one person from the water. Ambulance crews sadly pronounced the person deceased at the scene.”

Where to get help in Bristol

If you have been the victim of a sexual crime, or if you know of a family member or friend who has, you can contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 or visit a police station. There is also an online incident form. If the sexual assault has happened recently, police encourage people to call 999 to ensure it is dealt with urgently.

The following organisations also provide support and advice:

  • The Bridge

0117 342 6999

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for adults and children living in South Glos, Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset or Bath & North East Somerset. Offering medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. The Bridge also supports children living in the areas above plus Gloucestershire, Wiltshire or Swindon.

SARSAS provides support to people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

Women and girls: 0808 801 0456

Men and boys: 0808 801 0464

If you would like support via email get in touch: support@sarsas.org.uk

0333 323 1543

Provides support for anyone (women, men, children) who have been the victim of rape and sexual abuse across the whole of Avon and Somerset area.

  • The Green House

0117 935 1707

Support for anyone affected by sexual abuse and rape to help support recovery from their trauma, improve their mental health, wellbeing and resilience through the provision of specialist professional therapy accessible to all.

0117 9087712

A specialist counselling agency offering long term counselling, group therapy and support groups for survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence and rape

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