Ice on River Tow nearly sinks narrowboat


A narrowboat on a Northamptonshire river almost sank when its hull was pierced with ice.

Firefighters were called to the River Tow, Cosgrove, near Stony Stratford, shortly before 1830 GMT on Wednesday.

Ice had ripped a hole into the narrowboat, which was taking on a lot of water and had started sinking.

The owner's pump had stopped working so three fire crews pumped out water from the boat until the pump started working again.

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