Search launched after canoe slips into river near Hampton Court Park

A search was launched after an overturned canoe was found drifting in the River Thames.

The empty canoe was discovered floating near Hampton Court Park on June 12.

Surrey Police were called at 11.15am and deployed their helicopter to help search the river.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, London Coastguard, Surrey Fire and Rescue and South East Ambulance Service were also scrambled to the scene.

However, it transpired that the canoe was left on a lawn next to its paddles and slid in to the river, so the search was called off.

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9:06pm Thu 14 Jun 12

denisbrowne says...

A canoe in the river?!? Whatever next?
A canoe in the river?!? Whatever next? denisbrowne
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9:45am Fri 15 Jun 12

bandit63 says...

Err - sorry Denis, but upturned canoe in the river? How would the resuce services know that noone was in it went it turned turtle? At least they found out what had actually happend and stopped the serach. If they had done nothing about it, then people would have been up in arms about that especially if a body was seen later or someone was reported missing. Guess they can't do anything right in some people's eyes.
Err - sorry Denis, but upturned canoe in the river? How would the resuce services know that noone was in it went it turned turtle? At least they found out what had actually happend and stopped the serach. If they had done nothing about it, then people would have been up in arms about that especially if a body was seen later or someone was reported missing. Guess they can't do anything right in some people's eyes. bandit63
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4:05pm Fri 15 Jun 12

denisbrowne says...

well maybe if somebody had been reported missing first I could understand it. No offence intended to emergency services of course
well maybe if somebody had been reported missing first I could understand it. No offence intended to emergency services of course denisbrowne
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