Barnsley fans who wanted picture on boat before 2-0 loss to Norwich City helped by police after they drifted away down River Wensum in Norwich

River Wensum in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

River Wensum in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

They might not have been all at sea like the Barnsley defence was for the Canaries' second goal in the 2-0 win at Carrow Road - but two Tykes supporters were certainly left up the creek without a paddle.

The fans of the South Yorkshire-based club had been looking to take a snap of themselves on the river ahead the Championship clash with Norwich City on Saturday, but got more than they bargained for.

The two men climbed into the vessel to have a picture taken, but had to be helped by police after the boat moved from the slipway and into the River Wensum.

A police spokesman said: 'At approximately 1pm Broads Beat patrol boat was near to Bishopsgate when they found two males drifting in a small boat with no means of reaching the bank. They had sat in the boat on the slipway to take a photo and it had slipped down into the river. Boat owner did not wish to make any complaint. Words of advice was given.'

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