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Grand Western Canal collapse

Devon County Council has made a £3 million pledge to repair a section of the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton that collapsed in the winter floods. It's hoped it will reopen in time for the 200th anniversary.

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Rescuing fish after the canal collapse

Local anglers and The Environment Agency are working together to save fish. Credit: ITV Westcountry

A rescue operation to save fish stranded after a canal bank collapsed in Mid Devon has begun.

The 200-year old embankment at Halberton completely gave way after a two mile stretch of the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton drained into the surrounding fields.

It's left hundreds of fish stranded in a lagoon. Local anglers and The Environment Agency have now started pumping the lake and will transfer the fish to tanks before returning them to the canal.

A large pike is fished out of the lagoon. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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