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Man jumps into river in Norwich to push drifting boat

PUBLISHED: 07:56 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:46 30 July 2019

The boat at the centre of a river drama           Picture: Ruth Lawes

The boat at the centre of a river drama Picture: Ruth Lawes

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A drifting boat was at the centre of a drama on the River Wensum on Monday (July 29) evening.

Fire fighters near the River Wensum after a boat became adrift     Picture: Ruth LawesFire fighters near the River Wensum after a boat became adrift Picture: Ruth Lawes

Police and the fire service were called to the river near to the Compleat Angler pub on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich when it was reported that a vessel was drifting on the river.

It is understood that the boat broke down because the motor failed. A man in his 30s then jumped into the river to push the boat, before managing to get himself back onto dry land.

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The boat was eventually secured by the emergency services.

The fire service was called because an unmoored boat affects navigation and they needed to ensure it was secured.

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