Boat sinks on the Ouse near York

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A boat sank in the River Ouse early this morning.

Firefighters were called out shortly after midnight to the river at Bishopthorpe, opposite the Naburn Sewage Works.

A pleasure craft had sunk still secured to a floating platform. But other boat owners were concerned it would break free.

Using the Fire Rescue Boat, a crew inspected the boat.

A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews attended an incident involving a boat that had sunk whilst still secured to a floating platform.

“The boat was in a safe and stable condition, crews carried out an inspection only and gave advice to neighbouring boats to monitor the situation overnight.”