Date 1st August 2014 Berwick Report no. HB95
Berwick RNLI launch as overturned canoe floats down river Tweed
The alarm was raised when HM Coast Guard received a call at 07:55 on Friday 1st August that an overturned canoe had been spotted floating down the river near Berwick dock.
Berwick RNLI launched the inshore lifeboat, retrieved the canoe and then proceeded to carry out a search of the river. The search was called off when the police established that the canoe had been reported stolen the previous day.
The crew returned to Berwick lifeboat station where the ILB was cleaned down ready for its next service.
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