Tuesday, 17 October 2017

999 alert over boat sinking

MYSTERY surrounds the sinking of a boat which led to an emergency alert.

Police, firefighters and paramedics raced to the River Thames near Shiplake at lunchtime on Wednesday after reports of a body floating in the water.

Shiplake lock-keeper Andy Feak raised the alarm after being alerted by a man on a passing narrowboat.

The incident turned out to be a false alarm but there was clothing and other objects coming from a boat that had sunk some time before and was being dredged up.

Firefighters searched the river bank from Shiplake lock to Shiplake College.

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