On getting a CRT stoppage message about a boat sunk in Batchworth Lock we duly despatched our own paparrazi to bring this picture. Our Rickmansworth Correspondent David (Rainman) Allum was persuaded to grab his camera and stagger over the road from his house despite being in some pain from a recent tumble on his knees (well when you get to his age . . ). Three cheers for his efforts, the cheque’s in the post.
He says he thinks the boat probably got its bow caught under the top gates as the lock filled. Anyway, as you can see they are deploying the time honoured method of pumping out the boat and at the time he left to stagger back home, David said it was indeed rising.
Get well soon mate.