Thousands were out in Bristol, south west England, on 15 April enjoying the sunshine when one hot air balloon pilot chose an unconventional way to cool off.

Shocked onlookers thought they were about to witness a hot air balloon crash into the Bristol harbour when the blue and yellow balloon got closer and closer to the water.

Screams and shouts can be heard from the onlookers, urging the pilot to go higher but just as the basket dipped into the water the pilot skilfully raises the balloon again and the crowd begins to cheer.