An­other canal boater fa­tal­ity

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JUST WEEKS AF­TER the fa­tal ac­ci­dent when a boater be­came trapped un­der her boat’s hull on the Mac­cles­field Canal in June ( CB, Sept), a sec­ond nar­row­boater has lost his life at a lock on the Droitwich Junc­tion Canal. The rud­der of 49-year-old live­aboard boater Allen Green’s boat was caught be­tween the clos­ing bot­tom gates of the stair­case locks 4 and 5, pre­vent­ing the boat ris­ing as the

lock filled and caus­ing it to start sink­ing. Mr Green climbed into the cabin re­peat­edly, res­cu­ing his mother and a dog. How­ever, on re­turn­ing again in an at­tempt to re­trieve valu­ables, he be­came trapped in the sub­merged craft.

Emer­gency ser­vices re­cov­ered Mr Green and tried to re­sus­ci­tate him, but he was de­clared dead at the scene.

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