Kayakers found safe

River search for kayakers

River search for kayakers

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TWO kayakers have been found safe after a four hour search of the River Wye this morning.

Emergency services located the pair on a stretch of the river near Bridge Sollars just after 7am.

A woman called 999 at 2.40am to say she was “experiencing difficulties” while kayaking with a companion.

Part of the A438 was shut during the search. The road has since re-opened.

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10:47am Thu 28 Aug 14

DaveyJonesLocker says...

Can HT find out why the road needed to be closed?
Can HT find out why the road needed to be closed? DaveyJonesLocker
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Mick Howard says...

What is it with these canoeists? Why are these people on the river if they cannot handle a canoe on a calm
Summers day. Its ridiculous to expect the fire service to keep on attending to rescue these people in difficulties. We the taxpayers are having to pay for this time wasting group of amateurs. I hope these people are required to pay some form of compensation!

Rm
What is it with these canoeists? Why are these people on the river if they cannot handle a canoe on a calm Summers day. Its ridiculous to expect the fire service to keep on attending to rescue these people in difficulties. We the taxpayers are having to pay for this time wasting group of amateurs. I hope these people are required to pay some form of compensation! Rm Mick Howard
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Thu 28 Aug 14

xantiaman says...

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK AGAIN,THAT IS WHAT CLOSED THE ROAD.
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK AGAIN,THAT IS WHAT CLOSED THE ROAD. xantiaman
  • Score: -2

6:52am Fri 29 Aug 14

WYSIATI says...

Odd time of day to be out in a kayak - there must be some more to tell
Odd time of day to be out in a kayak - there must be some more to tell WYSIATI
  • Score: 2

10:27am Fri 29 Aug 14

Boadacia! says...

If our dear leader and Ian Dunking Biscuits, Clegg, Osbourne and Boris were all out on a morning's paddling in their kayaks, would you all let them drown in the river to save tax-payers money? Is there no compassion amongst you all? :)
If our dear leader and Ian Dunking Biscuits, Clegg, Osbourne and Boris were all out on a morning's paddling in their kayaks, would you all let them drown in the river to save tax-payers money? Is there no compassion amongst you all? :) Boadacia!
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mick Howard says...

Obviously there was no danger of anyone drowning as I'm sure the Hereford times would have given the story more detailed coverage if that was the case.
If you know something that the H.T and ourselves don't then please share it with us Boadacia!
Obviously there was no danger of anyone drowning as I'm sure the Hereford times would have given the story more detailed coverage if that was the case. If you know something that the H.T and ourselves don't then please share it with us Boadacia! Mick Howard
  • Score: -2

7:53pm Fri 29 Aug 14

William Rudd says...

Mick Howard wrote:
What is it with these canoeists? Why are these people on the river if they cannot handle a canoe on a calm
Summers day. Its ridiculous to expect the fire service to keep on attending to rescue these people in difficulties. We the taxpayers are having to pay for this time wasting group of amateurs. I hope these people are required to pay some form of compensation!

Rm
What are you on about !!!
One it was early hrs of morning
Two they were not in difficulty.
And talk for yourself as to the we the taxpayer quote
[quote][p][bold]Mick Howard[/bold] wrote: What is it with these canoeists? Why are these people on the river if they cannot handle a canoe on a calm Summers day. Its ridiculous to expect the fire service to keep on attending to rescue these people in difficulties. We the taxpayers are having to pay for this time wasting group of amateurs. I hope these people are required to pay some form of compensation! Rm[/p][/quote]What are you on about !!! One it was early hrs of morning Two they were not in difficulty. And talk for yourself as to the we the taxpayer quote William Rudd
  • Score: 0

7:55pm Fri 29 Aug 14

William Rudd says...

Mick Howard wrote:
What is it with these canoeists? Why are these people on the river if they cannot handle a canoe on a calm
Summers day. Its ridiculous to expect the fire service to keep on attending to rescue these people in difficulties. We the taxpayers are having to pay for this time wasting group of amateurs. I hope these people are required to pay some form of compensation!

Rm
They were not canoeists either they were Kayakers
[quote][p][bold]Mick Howard[/bold] wrote: What is it with these canoeists? Why are these people on the river if they cannot handle a canoe on a calm Summers day. Its ridiculous to expect the fire service to keep on attending to rescue these people in difficulties. We the taxpayers are having to pay for this time wasting group of amateurs. I hope these people are required to pay some form of compensation! Rm[/p][/quote]They were not canoeists either they were Kayakers William Rudd
  • Score: 0

8:03am Sun 31 Aug 14

Mick Howard says...

Ok. So they were in a kayak not a canoe. In the early hour of the morning? Very sensible! The HT report clearly states that a woman dialled 999 because she was in difficulty. If she wasn't, as Mr Rudd suggests, then it merely confirms that the fire service call out WAS a waste of their time.Thank you Mr Rudd for helping to prove my point.
Ok. So they were in a kayak not a canoe. In the early hour of the morning? Very sensible! The HT report clearly states that a woman dialled 999 because she was in difficulty. If she wasn't, as Mr Rudd suggests, then it merely confirms that the fire service call out WAS a waste of their time.Thank you Mr Rudd for helping to prove my point. Mick Howard
  • Score: 1

2:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

DaveyJonesLocker says...

Im still waiting on the "More soon" part of this story.
Im still waiting on the "More soon" part of this story. DaveyJonesLocker
  • Score: 0

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