Attempts made to lift sunken barge

Canal rangers in Tiverton are trying to lift a sunken barge in the Grand Western Canal. It's used for maintenance tasks along the waterway and began sinking near Tidcombe Lane last week. They tried to plug a leak in the barge at the end of last week but it sunk again over the weekend.

Sunken barge
The barge is used for maintenance and began sinking last week Credit: ITV Westcountry

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Sunken Barge In Tiverton

Canal rangers in Tiverton are trying to lift a sunken barge in the Grand Western Canal after it sunk last week