Three people and a dog swim to safety after canoe capsizes near Bridgnorth

Three people and a dog had to swim out of the River Severn after the canoe they were in capsized.

The River Severn at Hampton Loade. Photo: Google StreetView.
The River Severn at Hampton Loade. Photo: Google StreetView.

Emergency services including firefighters, land ambulances and the air ambulance were called to the river at Hampton Loade, near Bridgnorth and Highley, at about noon on Monday after a canoe was seen to have capsized.

Fire crews including the specialist water rescue unit, equipped with a boat, attended from Bridgnorth, Cleobury Mortimer, Tweedale and Shrewsbury, but by the time personnel arrived on the scene the three adults and the dog had all managed to rescue themselves.

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