Houseboat weighed down by cans of Carling SINKS in canal after beer-swilling hoarder packed it with rubbish | The Sun

A HOUSEBOAT which was weighed down by cans of Carling and beer bottles has sunk after a lager-swilling hoarder packed it full of rubbish.

The craft, which was tied up in Salford, Greater Manchester, came to a watery end on Friday afternoon.

Emergency services were called out to the water by the Dutton Arms pub on the Bridgewater Canal in Eccles.

Firefighters used an underwater camera to inspect the side of the boat and discovered an array of alcoholic drinks.

Luckily, they determined that no one had been on the boat at the time it sank.

Residents say police smashed one of the windows to ensure nobody was inside.

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A box of Carling lager, a pair of old trainers and bottles of beer were discovered scattered inside the boat.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just before 12.30pm on Friday afternoon (January 27), two fire engines from Salford central fire station along with the Technical Rescue Unit from Ashton and the Water Incident Unit from Eccles were called to reports of a submerged boat in Bridgewater Canal, Eccles.

“The crews arrived quickly at scene. Firefighters used an underwater camera, Tirfor and water rescue equipment to search the houseboat.”

In May last year a mob of drunk “idiots” managed to sink a 30ft canal boat and crash a second.

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The slaughtered blokes wreaked so much havoc they even ended up flooding a nearby road in Worcestershire.

Police and fire crews were called to both incidents as the lads brought sheer carnage to the usually tranquil Droitwich Canal.

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