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Sunken boat closes part of Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath

Sunken boat in canal Image copyright joe wheeler
Image caption The narrow boat was photographed after the sinking on Saturday afternoon

A narrow boat has sunk in a lock in the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath, closing part of the waterway.

It happened on Saturday at Wash House Lock, the Canal and River Trust said.

Passerby Joe Wheeler said he saw what looked like a stag party group of men standing round drinking lager. He said the boat was resting on the lock, which he thought might be damaged.

The canal is shut to boats between Bath Deep Lock, numbered 8/9 and Bath Top Lock, number 13, the trust said.

Mr Wheeler added that the boat probably needed repairs and it looked like a crane could be needed to remove it.

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