A group of canoeists from Gloucestershire travelled down to Devon this morning hoping to tackle the River Dart near Buckfastleigh.
Normally they complain that there's not enough water, but today there was far too much, and they had to abandon their plan and return home.
Paul Gibson from Stroud Valley Canoe Club says conditions were just too dangerous:
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