Published: April 6, 2008
Video: Sinking boat drama during Burnham Sailing Club's 'crane-in'

The 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.

Burnham 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.

However, 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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