Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Narrow escape for K&A Canal boating holidaymaker

A boater escaped with only minor injuries when a tree fell on him while he was operating a lock on the Widcombe Flight in Bath on the Kennet & Avon Canal at noon yesterday (Monday 13 June 2011).

Paramedics and Avon Fire and rescue were called to the scene where they found a 71-year-old man trapped under the tree.  

The trunk of what is described as a 'substantial' tree narrowly missed him and he was pinned down by outer branches of the tree. He was treated for back and rib injuries at the scene and then taken to Bath Royal United Hospital for further treatment.


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