Crews ferry occupants of stranded narrowboat to safety from river

Water rescue

Specialist water crews came to the rescue when a narrowboat got stranded in the dark in the middle of the River Severn.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called out at 10.20pm on Tuesday to Grimley.

One Worcester Fire Station crew and water rescue teams from Worcester, Evesham and Wyre Forest attended the river off Camp Lane along with the drone from Wyre Forest.

A narrowboat was stuck on a sandbar in the middle of the river north of Bevere Island with three adults, one child and a dog on board.

The boat was connected to the bankside with a 50-metre line and the uninjured occupants were ferried to safety.

The boat was inspected and it was securely moored before recovery was due to be arranged by a river rescue company that also attended the scene.

The final HWFRS crew left the incident at 12.48am on Wednesday.