Canoeists rescued from River Wye in Hereford

Fire crews saved six people from the river.

Fire crews saved six people from the river.

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FIRE crews were needed on the River Wye in Hereford this afternoon.

Six people were pulled from the water after coming out of their canoes.

Lifeboats were used as part of the rescue operation near the Victoria Bridge.

Police on the scene have confirmed that all canoeists are "safe and well".
 

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7:22am Sun 17 Aug 14

Mick Howard says...

Such a shame that The Herford Times could not provide a picture of a local fire appliance. One wonders why a West Yoirkshire appliance would attend to the canoeist in the river Wye. Surely we are not now sharing resources with yorkshire. Also, why when reporting a road traffic collision, do we never get a photograph of the incident, but just a standard picture of a police officer or vehicle. Your readers surely know what a police vehicle looks like. Try going out and getting pictures from the actual incident.
Such a shame that The Herford Times could not provide a picture of a local fire appliance. One wonders why a West Yoirkshire appliance would attend to the canoeist in the river Wye. Surely we are not now sharing resources with yorkshire. Also, why when reporting a road traffic collision, do we never get a photograph of the incident, but just a standard picture of a police officer or vehicle. Your readers surely know what a police vehicle looks like. Try going out and getting pictures from the actual incident. Mick Howard
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10:31am Mon 18 Aug 14

mizza21 says...

I hope these canoeists were charged for the time and resources spent by the emergency services. Goodness knows what might have happened had there been a real emergency somewhere at the same time as these lot were being tugged out of the river.
Surely some sort of insurance scheme could be used to pay for this kind of profligacy.
When I got shot last year whilst clay pigeon shooting I didn't have the cheek to call an ambulance. I simply applied a field dressing to the shoulder, took a couple of paracetamols and phoned my insurance company.
I hope these canoeists were charged for the time and resources spent by the emergency services. Goodness knows what might have happened had there been a real emergency somewhere at the same time as these lot were being tugged out of the river. Surely some sort of insurance scheme could be used to pay for this kind of profligacy. When I got shot last year whilst clay pigeon shooting I didn't have the cheek to call an ambulance. I simply applied a field dressing to the shoulder, took a couple of paracetamols and phoned my insurance company. mizza21
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12:26pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Mick Howard says...

I guess The Wye must have been in full 'white water' mode for six people to get tipped from their Canoes, or was this a case of a load of unsupervised kids messing around and putting others at risk?
Either way, if you don't have the experience, keep of the river!
I guess The Wye must have been in full 'white water' mode for six people to get tipped from their Canoes, or was this a case of a load of unsupervised kids messing around and putting others at risk? Either way, if you don't have the experience, keep of the river! Mick Howard
  • Score: -2

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