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Teddington RNLI called to 50ft barge adrift in Kingston upon Thames

The volunteer crew of Teddington RNLI lifeboat station launched to reports of a 50ft barge adrift in the vicinity of Kingston riverside.

At 11.10pm on Tuesday 7 June, Teddington’s D-Class lifeboat was launched at the request of London Coastguard to assist with a large barge which had broken away from its riverside berth in Kingston upon Thames, South West London. , ,

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