Boat sinks in Kennet and Avon Canal

Canal boat goes down in the Caen Hill flight of locks in Wiltshire

Part of the Caen Hill section of Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire was closed after a hire boat sank in a lock. The Canal and River Trust said in a statement that the boat went down at 1800 on Wednesday. Nobody was injured.

Peter Lancaster, a lock keeper, told the BBC website, “It is very, very rare that boats have come to grief”.
The lock will have to be pumped dry, before a crane can be moved in to lift the boat out.