On Wednesday night Matt and Maurice in their 2x became beached on the only bit of debris in the river. The huge tree-trunk was drifting downstream, barely visible and at 90 degrees to their direction of travel. The bow section of their boat went over the trunk and lodged.
They were discovered by an Upton 4+ on a club row, drifting sedately down the river with the tree trunk, unable to re-float. After great efforts the 4+ cox Ian Mackie was able to push the bow clear and both crews went on their way – the 2x being undamaged. The picture shows Maurice helping Ian move the tree just prior to release.