Diss floating Christmas tree is uprighted

The giant Christmas tree on Diss Mere was uprighted this morning, thanks to the assistance of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

The 20ft high floating tree, organised by Diss Rotary Club, toppled over after high winds of up to 80mph hit Norfolk on December 7.

But the Christmas tree was rescued this morning after firefighters volunteered to recover the stricken tree.

Firefighters attached a rope to the upside down tree and hauled it back into position at about 10am this morning.

Representatives from the Rotary Club, who have floated a tree on the Mere for the last 20 years, have removed it from the water. It is not known whether it will make a reappearance this festive season.

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