A COUPLE whose boat exploded and caught fire on the river at Henley have thanked those who came to their rescue on the fifth anniversary of their ordeal.
Duncan Lamb suffered second-degree burns to his legs when flames up to four metres high ripped through his £8,000 motor boat, leaving it completely destroyed.
His wife Olivia was rushed to hospital less than 48 hours later when she went into labour three weeks early with their daughter, Sophia.
The drama unfolded in front of hundreds of people who had turned out to enjoy the sunny afternoon.
Mr and Mrs Lamb, who were living in Ancastle Green at the time, were preparing to take their 26ft cabin cruiser along the Thames after lunch on May 24, 2009.