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Details of incident 92

Swamping record

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Date Sept 2004
Location Gothenburg harbour
Water Temperature Unknown
Boat(s) involved 8+
Boat Construction oldish wooden eight, open construction
Outcome A women's eight swamped and sank - everybody rescued 
Description After a race crews had quite a long wait to disembark on the single pontoon and during this waiting period there were a number of bad washes. A women's eight filled up and sank. Seven of them swam about 20 yards to the 4' high quay wall and managed to get ashore via a moored boat with help from the numerous onlookers. One woman and the cox stayed with the boat.


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