15 minutes of unwelcome fame for one skipper
This handsome motorboat fell victim to high river levels when it tried to negotiate Chertsey Bridge over the weekend.
MBM understands that the boat was being delivered
by a skipper on Saturday afternoon when it became stuck under the central span
of the bridge. Red, strong current, warnings were in place and water levels were
high, add in a touch too much air draught and the scene was set for a very
nasty coming together.
The bridge was closed to traffic during the incident, with local fire crews called to the scene around 13:00, the
boat was eventually freed around 14:30.
The boat, described perhaps optimistically as a £500,000
yacht by the national press, is now safely moored at Penton Hook, albeit in a somewhat battered and bruised state. No one was
hurt in the incident.
Watch the video below