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Details of incident 28

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Date March 2002
Location Tideway (Women’s Head of the River Race) London, UK
Water Temperature  
Boat(s) involved 8+s
Boat Construction  
Outcome Rescued 
Description Chaotic situation when race preparations overtaken by forecast bad weather, causing cancellation with most crews afloatAt least one crew in a non-buoyant boat was swamped and sank. One janousek swamped, swept under Putney Pier & damaged. Others swamped & beached. A swamped Janousek was rowed to safety.


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