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Missing Canal Boat and Person

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  • Missing Canal Boat and Person

    Had this from the canal boating forum, can the lads in the Midlands keep an eye out.

    I hope you canal anglers may be able to help with this.

    A 47ft narrowboat HOLLY has not been returned from hire. The boat was hired from the 9th March to 23rd March from Middlewich Narrowboats by a man from Hertfordshire who was intending to sail single handed.

    The boat was not returned, and he is now officialy listed as a missing person. A police helicopter has been searching for the boat, without success.

    The gentleman who hired the boat is from the St. Albans area. He is listed as a missing person with Herfordshire police. His address has checked out with the address he left, and he paid by credit card. The police have traced his relatives and been in to his house, his mobile phone charger was at home, there was no evidence that he had been there since 9.3.07 (when he hired the boat). He also left a vehicle with the boatyard which is registered to the same address. It does not appear that he intentionally booked the boat with the idea of stealing it.

    There are very serious concerns for his safety. The last sighting of the boat appears to be at Bridge 11 on the Stratford upon Avon heading for Hockley Heath.

    Further details, and the full story can be found at Missing boat - Holly - Canal World Discussion Forums

    Contact numbers for any sightings:

    Middlewich Narrowboats 01606 832460
    [email protected] during office hours Monday - Saturday

    In the evening or on Sundays contact Cheshire Police on 01606 480000 Crime Ref. No. 421 dated 24.3.07

    If you're out on the banks, please keep an eye out for this boat.

    Cheers lads,


    Last edited by Brian G; 4 April 2007, 06:41 PM.