Time Incident Posted: 19:09

Incident Date: 07/12/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Near to Bridge Street, Barrow upon Soar

Incident Number: 18743

Incident Type: Rescue of people from marooned barge

Initial Emergency Call Received: 14:59

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 from Shepshed station and technical rescue team from Southern station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: 3 adults and one child marooned on long boat / barge which had become wedged on bridge. All persons fit and well.
Technical rescue deployed and effected rescue of people using inflatable equipment.
Narrowboat secured with line whilst awaiting arrival of canals and rivers trust to hand over incident.

Updated Incident Information: Incident handed over and boat remaining in situ whilst recovery arranged. Waterway has been closed until recovery has happened.

Public Statement Issued:


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