Firefighters rescue man from Batchworth Lock, Rickmansworth, after his boat became trapped

Watford Observer: Firefighters rescue man from trapped boat in Canal Firefighters rescue man from trapped boat in Canal

A man had to be rescued by firefighters after his boat became trapped on a weir in Rickmansworth this afternoon.

Firefighters from Rickmansworth and Watford were called to Batchworth Lock to help a man whose boat had become trapped in fast-flowing water.

Two specially-equipped swimmers were sent into the canal to secure the man and the boat with ropes and pull them to safety.

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5:49pm Thu 20 Dec 12

mtimmins92 says...

I am guessing one of watford's Water Ladders attended as rickmansworth have only 1, good to see the man is safe and well though.
I am guessing one of watford's Water Ladders attended as rickmansworth have only 1, good to see the man is safe and well though. mtimmins92

6:37pm Thu 20 Dec 12

englishrose123 says...

phew! glad he is ok. how scary.
phew! glad he is ok. how scary. englishrose123

7:28pm Thu 20 Dec 12

stuegs says...

Water ladder?? What are you on about!!
Water ladder?? What are you on about!! stuegs

8:12pm Thu 20 Dec 12

mtimmins92 says...

"Firefighters from Rickmansworth and Watford were called"
i.e. 1 appliance from both stations.
"Firefighters from Rickmansworth and Watford were called" i.e. 1 appliance from both stations. mtimmins92

9:48pm Thu 20 Dec 12

angusmcfangus says...

Would like to say a Big Thank You to all the firemen, wherever they came from. who came to my assistance today.
Happy Christmas to all.
Thanks the two lads that braved the cold waters.
Would like to say a Big Thank You to all the firemen, wherever they came from. who came to my assistance today. Happy Christmas to all. Thanks the two lads that braved the cold waters. angusmcfangus

12:46am Fri 21 Dec 12

englishrose123 says...

glad you are ok Angus! going past that weir always frightens me, now even more so!
I suppose the rain we had today helped make it even more dangerous.
glad you are ok Angus! going past that weir always frightens me, now even more so! I suppose the rain we had today helped make it even more dangerous. englishrose123

1:47pm Fri 21 Dec 12

G_Whiz says...

Just like Baywatch!
Just like Baywatch! G_Whiz

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