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14-tonne lifeboat pulled through Hyde Park

A team pulls a huge lifeboat through Hyde Park. Credit: RNLI

Nine teams of people are competing against each other to pull a 14-tonne, 11-and-a-half metre lifeboat, a quarter-of-a-mile, in the quickest time possible.

It is all to raise as much money as possible for the RNLI.

The lifeboat will sit on a low loader during the event, creating a massive 37 tonnes for the teams to pull through the London park.

Two men and two dogs saved by lifeboat

The lifeboat crew towed the two vessels downstream Credit: RNLI

Two men and two dogs have been saved by London's RNLI lifeboat after their canal barge got pinned against a mooring buoy in strong tide.

Crews from Victoria Embankment were called to Greenwich at 2:44pm this afternoon. The vessel - along with another which was also stuck - were towed into safe water.

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