River Canal Rescue is urging boat owners to take care to avoid grounding. Over the summer the breakdown and emergency assistance firm has attended an average of two call outs per week, instead of the usual one a month. Craft on the River Thames and The Fens appear particularly at risk.
Managing Director, Stephanie Horton, comments: “The heat wave in June and July affected the water levels, creating a peak of call-outs at the end of July. To reduce the risk of grounding, keep to the deeper channels, do not cut corners and only travel where there is adequate water.”
To find out more about River Canal Rescue visit www.rivercanalrescue.co.uk