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Byline: Appropriately named Teddington Helmsman, Jon Barker, was part of the RNLI crew that helped rescue a dog from a drifting narrow boat on the Thames this morning.
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The boat was being carried downstream opposite Trowlock Island at about 9am this morning (Tuesday 30 December). All the hatches and doors were locked and with nobody on board apart from a small dog.

Jon and his other volunteer crew member James Kavanagh, saw the dog pocking its nose out of an open porthole and were quick to come to its aid.

They towed the barge back to shore where local police were waiting. The police Marine Support Unit soon arrived with a dog handler and bolt cutters and the dog was freed.

Crew Member James Kavanagh said: ‘The dog was fine and delighted to be let out. We gave him some food and nicknamed him “Lucky”. It was a lovely rescue to end the year.’

The dog was looked after by the police while they contacted the barge owner.

 

Byline: Appropriately named Teddington Helmsman, Jon Barker, was part of the RNLI crew that helped rescue a dog from a drifting narrow boat on the Thames this morning.
Page Content:

The boat was being carried downstream opposite Trowlock Island at about 9am this morning (Tuesday 30 December). All the hatches and doors were locked and with nobody on board apart from a small dog.

Jon and his other volunteer crew member James Kavanagh, saw the dog pocking its nose out of an open porthole and were quick to come to its aid.

They towed the barge back to shore where local police were waiting. The police Marine Support Unit soon arrived with a dog handler and bolt cutters and the dog was freed.

Crew Member James Kavanagh said: 'The dog was fine and delighted to be let out. We gave him some food and nicknamed him "Lucky". It was a lovely rescue to end the year.'

The dog was looked after by the police while they contacted the barge owner.