Hulks from Hull

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RIVER HULL

RIVER CANAL RES­CUE staff are pic­tured re­mov­ing the first of around 20 aban­doned craft from the River Hull, where they had been at risk of hin­der­ing water flow in flood con­di­tions.

The com­pany, which op­er­ates a boaters’ break­down and res­cue op­er­a­tion, has been given the job by East Rid­ing of York­shire Coun­cil in sup­port of the Coun­cil’s strat­egy to man­age flood risk. This fol­lows the de­ci­sion by the River Hull Ad­vi­sory Board that they should be re­moved from the river, which runs south from the Driffield Nav­i­ga­tion to reach the Hum­ber Es­tu­ary in Hull.

Board Chair Gra­ham Stu­art MP said the work was “part of a multi-mil­lion-pound plan to speed the flow of water down the river, which could make all the dif­fer­ence next time there is very heavy rain­fall”.

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