Boat explodes in River Hamble drama

A boat exploded in flames after an explosion on the River Hamble.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 8:08 am
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 9:17 am

Lifeboatmen and firefighters were called as the vessel began to float towards other boats moored on the river last night.

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Hamble lifeboatmen, who were on a training exercise nearby, were first on the scene of the drama at 8.30pm near the Rising Sun Pub.

The lifeboat crew attached a line to the craft to tow it to safely after establishing that no-one was on board.

Picture: Hamble lifeboat