Canal barge gets stuck on river bank

A 60ft canal barge was refloated after running aground on a river bank in Preston today.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 12:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 1:46 pm
Savick Brook
Savick Brook

One person was aboard the barge at the time of the incident, which happened at Savick Brook.

A spokesperson for the Coastguard said: “It was all done with pretty quickly.

“In the end, the Preston Marina were able to assist to free the vessel and tie it up again.”

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The spokesperson did not know how the barge came to get stuck, but added: “It could possibly be the weather.

“The wind is quite high there.”

No-one was injured.