Firefighters called after hot air balloon gets stuck on rugby posts

July 10 2019
Firefighters called after hot air balloon gets stuck on rugby posts

Firefighters were called in after a hot air balloon canopy got stuck on rugby posts in a park in Speedwell.

The balloon landed in Barton Fields, near Bristol Brunel Academy, on Tuesday evening after a flight from Ashton Court.

But when it landed in the park, which is home to Barton Hill Rugby Club, the deflating canopy got caught on the top of the posts.

A crew from Temple Fire Station was called in and used an aerial appliance to send two firefighters up to the top of the post to get the canopy down.

Posting pictures of the rescue online, Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: "All aboard landed safely."

Picture: Temple Fire Station