VIDEO: BBC costume trailer plunges into Bristol Harbour

A BBC costume trailer, which was being used for the upcoming BBC series The Outlaws, has fallen into Bristol Harbour.

The incident happened on the morning of 21 October when the HGV lorry became partially submerged. The driver is reported to have made it out safely.

According to reports, the costumes on board the trailer were valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Phil Worgan was staying on a boat nearby when he heard the crash. He told the BBC: “I thought someone was about to jump or was in the water, but when I looked, it was a truck.

“Apparently they were trying to hook it up and it just rolled in.”

Firefighters secured the lorry using winches, heavy rescue equipment, fire appliances and a heavy rescue tender.

A fuel truck arrived to remove around 1,000 litres of diesel from the lorry so that it could be recovered from the water.

Crews worked with a recovery company to remove the vehicle.

A spokesperson for The Outlaws issued a statement, saying: “An accident occurred involving one of our production vehicles. No-one was hurt or in the vehicle.”

Fire service temporary group manager Gareth Lloyd says: “On arrival, crews found one HGV submerged in the water, the driver had already made it to safety. A cordon was put in place and nearby boats evacuated to ensure safety on the scene.

“The lorry is now secure and firefighters remain on scene to assist the recovery company in removing the vehicle.”

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