Attempts made to re-float narrow boat

The River Canal Rescue service is attempting to re-float a narrow boat which partially sank on the River Nene in Northamptonshire after smashing into a sluice gate.

The narrow boat at Ditchford Lock Credit: ITV Anglia

The boat got into trouble at Ditchford Lock on Thursday. Two people were onboard at the time, but they both got off safely.

The water is now being pumped out of the boat, which the rescue service says was not badly damaged during the incident. Attempts will then be made to re-float the vessel.