April 6, 2008 Video:
Sinking boat drama during Burnham Sailing Club's 'crane-in'
start of Burnham-On-Sea's new sailing season didn't quite go to
plan on Saturday (April 5th) when one of the boats being
craned into the River Brue started to take on water and sink.
Sailing Club's annual 'crane-in' is arranged every year at this
time when boats are lifted out of the sheltered boat yard into
the river for the start of the new sailing season.
this year's event did not fully go to plan when a 45 year-old
wooden clinker, called The Seraphin, which has recently been refurbished,
started to take on water within seconds of being winched into
the river. More...
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