Canal barge spotted submerged in Yorkshire

A sunken barge was spotted in a Yorkshire canal by a worried witness.

Monday, 12th August 2019, 6:55 am
A passing driver spotted the sunken canal boat. Photo provided by Ben Cairns, of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The submerged canal boat was spotted at Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire by a passing motorist who "feared the worst."

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service attended the scene.

They have confirmed that nobody is on board.

A passing driver spotted the sunken canal boat. Photo provided by Ben Cairns, of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The Harrogate District Manager for NYFR, Ben Cairns, shared the incident on Twitter.

Mr Cairns said: "An eagle eyed passing motorist spotted a sunken canal barge at Boroughbridge and feared the worse.

"North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Sercivice confirmed that nobody is on board,

"Canal and River Trust have been made aware and will be dealing with the incident."