Barge back above the water line

Sunken barge
The barge will now be towed back to the canal basin for repairs Credit: ITV Westcountry

It took about 20 mins to pump out the water but the barge is just about floating again. The outboard motor and battery were removed earlier in the week so it can't move anywhere under its own power.

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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