Topic: Another incident at GT Yarmouth

steve    -- Sep-15-2020 @ 3:19 PM
  From BA Facebook page
" UPDATE: The incident has been responded to by the emergency services and the River Bure has now been re-opened. Thank you for your co-operation.

Urgent Boating News - Due to an ongoing incident, please be aware that the River Bure is closed 1 mile upstream of Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.

Please find alternative locations to moor whilst the incident is being responded to.  We will provide any further updates in due course."

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

boat1234    -- Sep-15-2020 @ 3:58 PM
  How many accidents have got to happen before they realise the moorings should be moved up stream to the country park where its wider and the current not as strong the current mooring are to  dangerous

Dreamer    -- Sep-15-2020 @ 5:10 PM
  Not sure this was at the YS, seems it was a bit further upstream. Forensics on site too.

steve    -- Sep-15-2020 @ 5:17 PM
  Further information

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

Helmsman1946    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 7:34 AM
  Looks like Marina Quays the long abandoned private moorings a bit  upstream from the yacht station- It has Planning for housing & mooring of 3-4 Residential Dutch  Barges

boat1234    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 7:44 AM
  No this section is the yacht station

bitterncloud    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 8:54 AM
  No, it isn't. This incident happened about a mile away from the Yacht Station, nowhere near it.

Steve51    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 10:39 AM
  Sadly, a young man in his twenties has died as a result.

Steve. CM1 and NR12

steve    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 3:49 PM
  Statement issued by the BA on there Facebook page
" Statement regarding fatal incident on the River Bure

At approximately 2pm on Tuesday 15 September a man was injured on the River Bure at Clink Hill, West Caister, and died of his injuries at Addenbrooke’s Hospital last night.

The man, who was aged in his 20s and from North Yorkshire, was taken to the James Paget Hospital with serious injuries. He was later transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital where, sadly, he died overnight.

The incident took place 1 mile upstream of Great Yarmouth Yacht Station on the River Bure and the vessel was later recovered to the Yacht Station.

Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the Coastguard, RNLI and the East of England Ambulance Service attended the incident.

Everyone at the Broads Authority offers our sincere condolences to the man’s family and those affected.

The accident will be subject to investigation but it does appear to highlight the dangers of entering the water from a boat, especially in fast flowing tidal waters. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has been informed of the incident.

At this stage the Authority will be making no further comment until further details have been released by the Emergency Services.

Read the full statement:  "

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

This message was edited by steve on Sep-16-20 @ 8:37 PM

turnoar    -- Sep-16-2020 @ 7:06 PM
  The link doesn’t seem to work, looking on the ba site latest news item is re the station at Lowestoft a couple of days ago.

Sad incident. Can’t recall such a flurry of deaths since the early 2000s. RIP those who have passed and condolences to those left behind.

newton7    -- Sep-17-2020 @ 2:04 AM
  RIP to the people who have lost their lives...tragic....possibly the wrong time to say...but I can see these terrible incidents being the end for solo boaters hiring ??????


The_Wanderer    -- Sep-17-2020 @ 8:28 AM
  "The accident will be subject to investigation but it does appear to highlight the dangers of entering the water from a boat,"

With condolences to the family of the deceased young man.

However, I did note that a boat of similar design was towing a young man through the water just above How Hill using the lifebelt and rope. Given the timescale, they could have been at Gt Yarmouth at the given time. I wonder if it was them?

ruby    -- Sep-17-2020 @ 10:02 AM
  My condolences to all those involved .


Steve51    -- Sep-27-2020 @ 4:03 PM
  An inquest into the death of the young man has been opened.

Steve. CM1 and NR12

Karen&Mike    -- Sep-28-2020 @ 10:28 AM
  A keen and active sportsman, from the village my sister lives in. Not known to us, but a sad loss of a young life.


"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"

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