Boater accidentally drains stretch of Grand Union Canal

Grand Union canal, seen from Cooks Wharf

Grand Union canal, seen from Cooks Wharf

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The Canal River Trust has been alerted after ‘boater error’ led to a strange sight yesterday.

The Cooks Wharf area of the Grand Union Canal, which sits just outside Cheddington on the way to Marsworth, drained away after a boater left a lock gate paddle open.

The gates control the flow of water in the lock.

The Canal River Trust is now working to solve the problem.

A spokesperson said: “We are currently trying to raise the water levels and get things back to normal but due to limited water at this time of year, it is taking longer than expected.”