Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws lorry falls into Bristol harbour - with costumes inside

The lorry was carrying costumes after the last day of filming for new BBC comedy The Outlaws

Fortunately no-one was unhurt

An artic lorry with costumes from Stephen Merchant’s TV series The Outlaws plunged into Bristol’s floating harbour this morning.

Avon Fire and Rescue teams were quickly on the scene and cordoned off the area around the lorry.

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The lorry was taking away costumes following the last day of filming for The Outlaws, the new BBC comedy starring Christopher Walken.

People in the nearby boats were alerted

Dave Spragg, from TV vehicle support group ADF, said his colleague was connecting the truck to the lorry front when it rolled back into the water.

Fortunately, he managed to jump away in time, Mr Spragg said.

Mr Spragg added that the lorry was taking away costumes following the last day of filming of The Outlaws.

At the scene, the man was being looked after by emergency services, but was unhurt.

People in nearby boats were alerted while joggers and morning walkers took pictures behind the cordon.

Avon Fire and Rescue arrived at the seen at 7.19am.

A spokesperson for the service said: “The lorry was secured by firefighters using two winches and using nearby trees for additional support.

“Three fire appliances, one heavy rescue tender and a boat were used to secure the lorry.

“A cordon was put in place and nearby boats evacuated to ensure safety on the scene.

“The lorry is now secure and firefighters, with a heavy rescue appliance and a boat, remain on scene to assist the recovery company in removing the vehicle.”

This story was originally published on our sister title, BristolWorld

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