Emergency services were drafted in on Monday morning to help the cruiser on the River Yare

Holidaymakers on the Norfolk Broads had a rather eventful start to their day on Monday after getting their hire cruiser stuck under a bridge on the River Yare.

Emergency services were called out to the scene at around 10.40am after the incident saw Mustang jammed under a local railway bridge.

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It appears the crew on board misjudged the height of the vessel at high tide, causing it to be stuck for nearly to five hours.

Once the tide had gone out enough, crews were able to free the boat from its precarious situation.

Boat stuck under bridge on Norfolk Broads

Credit: Youtube/EDP24

A number of train services on the lines between Norwich and Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth and Sheringham were cancelled, delayed and altered during the incident as crews made the bridge secure.

Paul Jillings, owner of the hire company Alpha Craft that rented the boat, told Norwich Evening News 24: “I’ve never had one of my boats get stuck under the bridge before.

“It happens at Wroxham and Potter Heigham, but not there. The customer hadn’t realised that the bridge wasn’t high enough and it got stuck.”

Boat stuck under bridge on Norfolk Broads

Credit: Youtube/EDP24

It’s been reported that the man, woman and dog on board were unharmed.

Following the incident, the Broads Authority issued a safety warning to all river users, emphasising the need to ensure boats have enough clearance when passing under bridges.

  • oneliner

    High & Dry

  • Galago32

    ‘Made the bridge secure’ eh? … it was a little plastic boat not a nuclear bomb …. empire builders do you think?