LAST week, Portishead's Coastguard team were called to reports of a capsized sailing dingy near Clevedon Pier.

Crews launched at 6.11pm on April 7.

Speaking earlier this week, a spokesperson from the Portishead Coastguard Rescue team said: "The volunteer lifeboat crew launched on service at 6.11pm yesterday (7th April) to reports of a capsized sailing dinghy near to Clevedon Pier.

"On arrival at the scene, the casualty and the dinghy had been recovered by the Clevedon Sailing Club safety boat and were then handed over to the lifeboat crew who then assisted on bringing the casualty and dinghy back to shore.

"Shortly after, while still on scene, the crew responded to a medical incident.

"The volunteer lifeboat crew along with Portishead Coastguard Rescue Team and Clevedon Coastguard Rescue Team who were also on scene helped to provide medical assistance on the shore until they handed care over to the ambulance service.

"Not all shouts have the ending you hope for and we send our deepest condolences to all of the family and friends of the person we tried so very hard to help…"

HM Coastguard has been contacted for more information.