When Tewkesbury based Severn Unit invited Bristol Unit to join them for an evening out on the river, their visitors were in for a big surprise.
Head of Severn Unit, Nic Price explained, "We were cruising upriver in several of our boats when a call came over the VHF that somebody had fallen into Avon Lock and needed immediate assistance.
In fact this was a surprise exercise which we had set up for our Bristol visitors.”
The crew proceeded to the lock and after assessing the situation deployed their rescue cradle to recover the casualty.
Picture: Casualty recovery in Avon Lock.